from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Inflammation of the eye, especially of the conjunctiva.
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- n. ophthalmitis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inflammation of the membranes or coats of the eye or of the eyeball.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Ophthalmitis; especially, conjunctivitis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. severe conjunctivitis
Middle English obtalmia, from Old French obtalmie and Medieval Latin obtalmia, both from Late Latin ophthalmia, from Greek ophthalmiā, from ophthalmos, eye; see ophthalmo-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)