ophthalmia

noun
oph·thal·mia | \äf-ˈthal-mē-ə, äp-\

Definition of ophthalmia 

: inflammation of the conjunctiva or the eyeball

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During the Italian campaign Hannibal rode an elephant through a swamp off the Arno and lost the sight in his right eye from what was probably ophthalmia. Smithsonian, "How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?," 29 July 2017 During the Italian campaign Hannibal rode an elephant through a swamp off the Arno and lost the sight in his right eye from what was probably ophthalmia. Smithsonian, "How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?," 29 July 2017 During the Italian campaign Hannibal rode an elephant through a swamp off the Arno and lost the sight in his right eye from what was probably ophthalmia. Smithsonian, "How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?," 29 July 2017 During the Italian campaign Hannibal rode an elephant through a swamp off the Arno and lost the sight in his right eye from what was probably ophthalmia. Smithsonian, "How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?," 29 July 2017 During the Italian campaign Hannibal rode an elephant through a swamp off the Arno and lost the sight in his right eye from what was probably ophthalmia. Smithsonian, "How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?," 29 July 2017 During the Italian campaign Hannibal rode an elephant through a swamp off the Arno and lost the sight in his right eye from what was probably ophthalmia. Smithsonian, "How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?," 29 July 2017 During the Italian campaign Hannibal rode an elephant through a swamp off the Arno and lost the sight in his right eye from what was probably ophthalmia. Smithsonian, "How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?," 29 July 2017 During the Italian campaign Hannibal rode an elephant through a swamp off the Arno and lost the sight in his right eye from what was probably ophthalmia. Smithsonian, "How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of ophthalmia

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ophthalmia

Middle English obtalmia, from Late Latin ophthalmia, from Greek, from ophthalmos eye; akin to Greek ōps eye — more at eye

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ophthalmia

noun
oph·thal·mia | \äf-ˈthal-mē-ə, äp- \

Medical Definition of ophthalmia 

: inflammation of the conjunctiva or the eyeball

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