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noun ker·a·to·ma·la·cia \ˌker-ət-ō-mə-ˈlā-s(h)ē-ə\

Medical Definition of keratomalacia

  1. :  a softening and ulceration of the cornea of the eye resulting from severe systemic deficiency of vitamin A—compare xerophthalmia

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