glaucoma

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noun glau·co·ma \glau̇-ˈkō-mə, glȯ-\

Definition of glaucoma

  1. :  a disease of the eye marked by increased pressure within the eyeball that can result in damage to the optic disk and gradual loss of vision

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Origin and Etymology of glaucoma

Latin, cataract, from Greek glaukōma, from glaukoun to have a cataract, from glaukos


First Known Use: 1885


GLAUCOMA Defined for English Language Learners

glaucoma

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Definition of glaucoma for English Language Learners

  • medical : a disease in which pressure inside the eye causes gradual loss of vision


Medical Dictionary

glaucoma

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noun glau·co·ma \glau̇-ˈkō-mə, glȯ-\

Medical Definition of glaucoma

  1. :  a disease of the eye marked by increased pressure within the eyeball that can result in damage to the optic disk and gradual loss of vision



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