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glaucoma

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noun glau·co·ma \glau̇-ˈkō-mə, glȯ-\

Simple Definition of glaucoma

  • medical : a disease in which pressure inside the eye causes gradual loss of vision

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of glaucoma

  1. :  a disease of the eye marked by increased pressure within the eyeball that can result in damage to the optic disk and gradual loss of vision

Origin and Etymology of glaucoma

Latin, cataract, from Greek glaukōma, from glaukoun to have a cataract, from glaukos


First Known Use: 1885

Rhymes with glaucoma


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glaucoma

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noun glau·co·ma \glau̇-ˈkō-mə, glȯ-\

Medical Definition of glaucoma

  1. :  a disease of the eye marked by increased pressure within the eyeball that can result in damage to the optic disk and gradual loss of vision




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