trichiasis

[trih-kahy-uh-sis]
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noun Pathology.

a condition in which the eyelashes grow inwardly.

Origin of trichiasis

1655–65; < Late Latin < Greek trichíāsis. See trich-, -iasis
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British Dictionary definitions for trichiasis

trichiasis

noun pathol

an abnormal position of the eyelashes that causes irritation when they rub against the eyeball
the presence of hairlike filaments in the urine

Word Origin for trichiasis

C17: via Late Latin from Greek trikhiasis, from thrix a hair + -iasis
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trichiasis in Medicine

trichiasis

[trĭ-kīə-sĭs]

n.

A condition in which the hair adjacent to a natural opening turns inward and causes irritation, as in the inward turning of the eyelashes upon the eye.
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