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ophthalmia

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noun oph·thal·mia \äf-ˈthal-mē-ə, äp-\

Definition of ophthalmia

  1. :  inflammation of the conjunctiva or the eyeball



Origin of ophthalmia

Middle English obtalmia, from Late Latin ophthalmia, from Greek, from ophthalmos eye; akin to Greek ōps eye — more at eye


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

ophthalmia

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noun oph·thal·mia \äf-ˈthal-mē-ə, äp-\

Medical Definition of ophthalmia

  1. :  inflammation of the conjunctiva or the eyeball




-ophthalmia

noun combining form -oph·thal·mia \ˌäf-ˈthal-mē-ə, ˌäp-ˈthal-mē-ə\

Medical Definition of -ophthalmia

  1. :  condition of having (such) eyes <microphthalmia>




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ophthalmia"


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