from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An acute, very contagious form of conjunctivitis, caused by the hemophilic bacterium Hemophilus aegyptius and characterized by inflammation of the eyelids and eyeballs.
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- n. a highly contagious form of conjunctivitis
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- n. inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye
The visible mucous membranes (as the conjunctiva), from which it received the name pinkeye, and the mouth, and the natural openings become of a deep saffron, ocher, or violet-red color.
Borrowed goggles could be contaminated with germs that cause conjunctivitis better known as pinkeye.
(HealthDay News) -- Conjunctivitis, commonly called pinkeye, is a common infection that is very contagious.
In some parts, the infection is popularly known as "pinkeye" because it turns the whites of the eyes pink.
And the iris is the part of the eye we refer to when describing eye color, except for "red eyes," "pinkeye," "black eyes" and "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
Eating lunch at your desk exposes you to more germs than sharing mascara with that assistant who keeps getting pinkeye.
Inspire makes Azasite, which is a treatment for pinkeye cause by bacteria, and the dry-eye treatment Restasis, which is sold by Allergan.
I once spent an entire Memorial Day pretending to have pinkeye just to keep him away.
The next day I was out of school because my mom thought that I had pinkeye.
Scientists have developed eye drops for the most common form of pinkeye that capture the infecting virus before it enters and inflames the eye, according to research published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
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