conjunctivitis

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

Definition of conjunctivitis 

: inflammation of the conjunctiva

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Some strains also cause diarrhea and conjunctivitis. Mike Catalini, The Seattle Times, "19th case confirmed in viral outbreak that killed 7," 25 Oct. 2018 Some cause gastroenteritis or bladder infections while others cause conjunctivitis (pinkeye). Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "A look at the virus behind seven deaths at a New Jersey facility," 25 Oct. 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said adenovirus type 3, 4 and 7 are most commonly associated with acute respiratory disease or conjunctivitis. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Hospital outbreak linked to eye exam killed newborn, family's lawsuit claims," 31 Aug. 2018 Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, happens when your conjunctiva (the thin, clear tissue lining your eyelids and the whites of your eyes) becomes inflamed. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s Exactly What to Do About Eczema on Your Eyelid," 3 July 2018 The girl reported being struck by another child and has had conjunctivitis, a cough and fever. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "How to Teach Legal Rights to Migrant Children: Games and Coloring," 1 July 2018 Gonzalez-Garcia, at a news conference in Boston on Wednesday said her daughter is fearful and lonely, having been bruised by another child and dealt with a fever and conjunctivitis since being detained. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "Migrant mom says officer told her daughter would be removed, wished her happy Mother's Day," 29 June 2018 Adenoidectomy was associated with about double the relative risk of obstructive pulmonary disorder, upper respiratory tract diseases and conjunctivitis. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Tonsillectomy Risks May Outweigh Benefits," 7 June 2018 And redshirt freshman Cade Weldon returned after spending much of spring at home with conjunctivitis, performing well by completing 9 of 12 passes for 113 yards. Susan Miller Degnan, miamiherald, "UM spring over. QB Rosier ahead but race 'absolutely' open 'until very bitter end' | Miami Herald," 21 Apr. 2018

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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conjunctivitis

noun

English Language Learners Definition of conjunctivitis

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

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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