trachoma


tra·cho·ma

noun \trə-ˈkō-mə\

Definition of TRACHOMA

:  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

tra·cho·ma

noun \trə-ˈkō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRACHOMA

: 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
tra·cho·ma·tous \trə-ˈkō-mət-əs, -ˈkäm-ət-əs\ adjective

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