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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

Etymologies

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)

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