from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as ceratomalacia.

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  • noun An eye disorder that leads to a dry cornea, often caused by a deficiency of vitamin A.

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  • noun softening and drying and ulceration of the cornea resulting from vitamin A deficiency; symptom of cystic fibrosis or sprue


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  • A.D CLA.K, A. B.: A.contribution to the study of keratomalacia among rats.

    The Vitamine Manual Walter H. Eddy

  • The absence of the "A" type however may also manifest itself in another way, viz., by the development of an eye disease which McCollum first designated as xerophthalmia or dry eye and which the British authorities prefer to designate as keratomalacia.

    The Vitamine Manual Walter H. Eddy

  • Because data on prevalence rates are scant, other sequelae of xerophthalmia due to VAD, such as corneal xerosis and keratomalacia, are not considered.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Jeffrey Chow et al. 2010


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