from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In pathology, infiltration, usually inflammatory, of the conjunctiva and of the cellular tissue connecting it with the eyeball, in which the conjunctiva rises up to a considerable height around the cornea. Also
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- noun (Med.) Inflammatory swelling of the conjunctival tissue surrounding the cornea.
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- noun medicine A chemically-induced
swellingof the mucous membraneof the eye
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- noun edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
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In rarer cases the thickening and congestion of the membrane increases, and the articular capsule becomes so distended with the increased synovia and accumulated inflammatory discharges that a kind of chemosis occurs.
Erysipelas is attended with much swelling, extending beyond the lids and causing the mucous membrane to protrude beyond the edge of the eyelid (chemosis).