keratoconjunctivitis

noun
ker·​a·​to·​con·​junc·​ti·​vi·​tis | \ˈker-ə-(ˌ)tō-kən-ˌjəŋ(k)-tə-ˈvī-təs \

Definition of keratoconjunctivitis 

: combined inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva especially : an infectious often epidemic disease that is caused by an adenovirus (especially serotypes of species Human adenovirus B and Human adenovirus D of the genus Mastadenovirus) and is marked by pain, redness and swelling of the conjunctiva, edema of the tissues around the eye, and tenderness of the adjacent lymph nodes

First Known Use of keratoconjunctivitis

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for keratoconjunctivitis

kerato- + conjunctivitis

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about keratoconjunctivitis

Share keratoconjunctivitis

Dictionary Entries near keratoconjunctivitis

keratin

keratinization

keratitis

keratoconjunctivitis

keratoid

Keratoidea

Keratol

Statistics for keratoconjunctivitis

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for keratoconjunctivitis

The first known use of keratoconjunctivitis was in 1887

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for keratoconjunctivitis

keratoconjunctivitis

noun
ker·​a·​to·​con·​junc·​ti·​vi·​tis | \ˈker-ə-(ˌ)tō-kən-ˌjəŋ(k)-tə-ˈvīt-əs \

Medical Definition of keratoconjunctivitis 

: combined inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva especially : epidemic keratoconjunctivitis — compare keratitis

More from Merriam-Webster on keratoconjunctivitis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about keratoconjunctivitis

Comments on keratoconjunctivitis

What made you want to look up keratoconjunctivitis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to clear from alleged fault or guilt

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!