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

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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noun glau·co·ma \glau̇-ˈkō-mə, glȯ-\

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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