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- noun Same as
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- noun An
eye disorderthat leads to a dry cornea, often caused by a deficiencyof 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 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.
Because data on prevalence rates are scant, other sequelae of xerophthalmia due to VAD, such as corneal xerosis and keratomalacia, are not considered.