keratoconjunctivitis

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

Definition of keratoconjunctivitis

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of keratoconjunctivitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1887


Medical Dictionary

keratoconjunctivitis

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

Medical Definition of keratoconjunctivitis

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


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