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xerophthalmia


xerophthalmia

noun xe·roph·thal·mia
\ˌzir-ˌäf-ˈthal-mē-ə, -ˌäp-ˈthal-\

Definition of XEROPHTHALMIA

:  a dry thickened lusterless condition of the eyeball resulting especially from a severe systemic deficiency of vitamin A—compare keratomalacia
xe·roph·thal·mic \-mik\ adjective
February 28, 2015
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