conjunctivitis

noun con·junc·ti·vi·tis \ kən-ˌjəŋ(k)-ti-ˈvī-təs \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of conjunctivitis

: inflammation of the conjunctiva

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First Known Use of conjunctivitis

1835

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CONJUNCTIVITIS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of conjunctivitis for English Language Learners

  • medical : a disease that causes the eye to become pink and sore


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conjunctivitis

noun con·junc·ti·vi·tis \ kən-ˌjəŋ(k)-ti-ˈvīt-əs \

medical Definition of conjunctivitis

: inflammation of the conjunctiva that is typically marked by pinkness or redness of the sclera and by itching, burning, irritation, discharge, or excessive tearing of the eye and that is typically caused by pathogenic microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses), allergens, or irritants — see pink eye


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