trichiasis

[ trih-kahy-uh-sis ]

nounPathology.
  1. a condition in which the eyelashes grow inwardly.

Origin of trichiasis

1
1655–65; <Late Latin <Greek trichíāsis.See trich-, -iasis

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trichiasis

/ (trɪˈkaɪəsɪs) /


nounpathol
  1. an abnormal position of the eyelashes that causes irritation when they rub against the eyeball

  2. the presence of hairlike filaments in the urine

Origin of trichiasis

1
C17: via Late Latin from Greek trikhiasis, from thrix a hair + -iasis

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