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conjunctivitis

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noun con·junc·ti·vi·tis \kən-ˌjəŋ(k)-ti-ˈvī-təs\

Simple Definition of conjunctivitis

  • medical : a disease that causes the eye to become pink and sore

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conjunctivitis

  1. :  inflammation of the conjunctiva

1835

First Known Use of conjunctivitis

1835


Medical Dictionary

conjunctivitis

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noun con·junc·ti·vi·tis \kən-ˌjəŋ(k)-ti-ˈvīt-əs\

Medical Definition of conjunctivitis

  1. :  inflammation of the conjunctiva that is typically marked by pinkness or redness of the sclera and by itching, burning, irritation, discharge, or excessive tearing of the eye and that is typically caused by pathogenic microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses), allergens, or irritants—see pink eye





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