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- n. A chemically-induced swelling of the mucous membrane of the eye
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Inflammatory swelling of the conjunctival tissue surrounding the cornea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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 chymosis.
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- n. edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
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).