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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ulcer in the eye, upon the cornea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ulcer in the eye, upon the cornea, which causes the loss of the humors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery: The mark left by a burn, or the bleb or vesicle produced by it.
  • n. Ulceration of the cornea, causing the loss of the aqueous humors.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek mark caused by burning. See encaustic. (Wiktionary)

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