ophthalmia

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oph·thal·mia

noun \äf-ˈthal-mē-ə, äp-\

Definition of OPHTHALMIA

:  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

oph·thal·mia

noun \äf-ˈthal-mē-ə, äp-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPHTHALMIA

: inflammation of the conjunctiva or the eyeball

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