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trichiasis

[ trih-kahy-uh-sis ]
/ trɪˈkaɪ ə sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

a condition in which the eyelashes grow inwardly.

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Origin of trichiasis

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

trichiasis
/ (trɪˈkaɪəsɪs) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for trichiasis

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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