trichiasis

noun

tri·​chi·​a·​sis tri-ˈkī-ə-səs How to pronounce trichiasis (audio)
: a turning inward of the eyelashes often causing irritation of the eyeball

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Greek, from trich- + -iasis

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trichiasis was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Trichiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichiasis. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

trichiasis

noun
tri·​chi·​a·​sis trik-ˈī-ə-səs How to pronounce trichiasis (audio)
: a turning inward of the eyelashes often causing irritation of the eyeball
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