Definitions

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  • noun medicine dry eye

Etymologies

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xero- +‎ ophthalmia

Examples

  • These results combined with similar data compiled by Osborne and Mendel seem to refute Bulley's contentions and to justify our acceptance of xeropthalmia as a specific vitamine deficiency disease.

    The Vitamine Manual

  • It is equally manifest that in the majority of cases the absence of the "A" will result in both stunted growth and xeropthalmia.

    The Vitamine Manual

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  • Condition characterized by dryness of the eyes. Check Dictionary.com for more.

    November 3, 2009

  • I believe it's spelled xerophthalmia. :-)

    November 3, 2009