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keratitis

noun ker·a·ti·tis \ˌker-ə-ˈtī-təs\
plural ker·a·tit·i·des\-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz\

Definition of KERATITIS

:  inflammation of the cornea of the eye

Origin of KERATITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1858

keratitis

noun ker·a·ti·tis \ˌker-ə-ˈtīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ker·a·tit·i·des \-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of KERATITIS

:  inflammation of the cornea of the eye characterized by burning or smarting, blurring of vision, and sensitiveness to light and caused by infectious or noninfectious agents—called also corneitis; compare keratoconjunctivitis

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