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trachoma

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noun tra·cho·ma \trə-ˈkō-mə\

Definition of trachoma

  1. :  a chronic contagious bacterial conjunctivitis marked by inflammatory granulations on the conjunctival surfaces, caused by a chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis), and commonly resulting in blindness if left untreated



Origin of trachoma

New Latin, from Greek trachōma, from trachys rough


First Known Use: circa 1693


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trachoma

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noun tra·cho·ma \trə-ˈkō-mə\

Medical Definition of trachoma

  1. :  a chronic contagious conjunctivitis marked by inflammatory granulations on the conjunctival surfaces, caused by a bacterium of the genus Chlamydia (C. trachomatis), and commonly resulting in blindness if left untreated

  2. tra·cho·ma·tous \trə-ˈkō-mət-əs, -ˈkäm-ət-əs\play play adjective




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