Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery: The mark left by a burn, or the bleb or vesicle produced by it.
  • noun Ulceration of the cornea, causing the loss of the aqueous humors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) An ulcer in the eye, upon the cornea, which causes the loss of the humors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine, archaic An ulcer in the eye, upon the cornea.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek mark caused by burning. See encaustic.

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