keratitis

play
noun ker·a·ti·tis \ˌker-ə-ˈtī-təs\

Definition of keratitis

plural

keratitides

play \ˌker-ə-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz\
  1. :  inflammation of the cornea of the eye

Origin and Etymology of keratitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1858


Medical Dictionary

keratitis

play
noun ker·a·ti·tis \ˌker-ə-ˈtīt-əs\

Medical Definition of keratitis

plural

keratititides

\-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\play
  1. :  inflammation of the cornea of the eye characterized by burning or smarting, blurring of vision, and sensitiveness to light and caused by infectious or noninfectious agents—called also corneitis; compare keratoconjunctivitis


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