keratitis

noun ker·a·ti·tis \ ˌker-ə-ˈtī-təs \

Definition of keratitis

plural keratitides play \ˌker-ə-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz\
:inflammation of the cornea of the eye

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Origin and Etymology of keratitis

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keratitis

noun ker·a·ti·tis \ ˌker-ə-ˈtīt-əs \

medical Definition of keratitis

plural keratitides play \-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\
: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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