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- n. An opaque area or scar on the cornea of an eye.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A white opacity in the cornea of the eye; -- called also albugo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a white opacity of the cornea of the eye, the result of inflammation. Also called albugo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. eye disease consisting of an opaque white spot on the cornea
Sorry, no etymologies found.
- Medicine, white spot on cornea of eye; leucoma; Botany, white rust.
Many of the alb-words are of course quite rare, or only in specialized* use, in English: albata ["white metal, German silver", SOED]; albugo ["=leucoma"; note Greek leukos, white]; albaspine ["whitethorn, hawthorn"]; and albite ["Min.
The next day he gave the following testimony: "I the undersigned, can certify on oath, that five years ago, I examined Mary Côté's eyes, and found that the small-pox had produced opacity of the cornea of both, or the disease called _leucoma_.
The next day he gave the following testimony: “I the undersigned, can certify on oath, that five years ago, I examined Mary Cote's eyes, and found that the small-pox had produced opacity of the cornea of both, or the disease called leucoma.
"Paul was smaller than children of his age; on his right eye he had from his youth a large leucoma; the eyelids had generally a catarrhal affection, and were in a state of suppuration.