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glaucoma

noun glau·co·ma \gla-ˈkō-mə, gl-\

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

Full Definition of GLAUCOMA

:  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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Origin 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

noun glau·co·ma \gla-ˈkō-mə, gl-\

Medical Definition of GLAUCOMA

:  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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