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trichiasis

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noun tri·chi·a·sis \tri-ˈkī-ə-səs\

Definition of trichiasis

  1. :  a turning inward of the eyelashes often causing irritation of the eyeball



Origin and Etymology of trichiasis

Late Latin, from Greek, from trich- + -iasis


First Known Use: 1661

Rhymes with trichiasis

archdiocese, lithiasis, psoriasis


Medical Dictionary

trichiasis

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noun tri·chi·a·sis \trik-ˈī-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of trichiasis

  1. :  a turning inward of the eyelashes often causing irritation of the eyeball




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