conjunctivitis

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noun con·junc·ti·vi·tis \kən-ˌjəŋ(k)-ti-ˈvī-təs\

1835

First Known Use of conjunctivitis

1835


CONJUNCTIVITIS Defined for English Language Learners

conjunctivitis

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noun con·junc·ti·vi·tis \kən-ˌjəŋ(k)-ti-ˈvī-təs\

Definition of conjunctivitis for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

conjunctivitis

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

Medical Definition of conjunctivitis

  1. :  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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