trachoma

noun tra·cho·ma \ trə-ˈkō-mə \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of trachoma

: a chronic contagious bacterial conjunctivitis marked by inflammatory granulations on the conjunctival surfaces, caused by a chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis), and commonly resulting in blindness if left untreated

Origin and Etymology of trachoma

New Latin, from Greek trachōma, from trachys rough


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trachoma

noun tra·cho·ma \ trə-ˈkō-mə \

medical Definition of trachoma

: a chronic contagious conjunctivitis marked by inflammatory granulations on the conjunctival surfaces, caused by a bacterium of the genus Chlamydia (C. trachomatis), and commonly resulting in blindness if left untreated

trachomatous

play \trə-ˈkō-mət-əs, -ˈkäm-ət-əs\ adjective

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