trichiasis

noun
tri·​chi·​a·​sis | \ tri-ˈkī-ə-səs How to pronounce trichiasis (audio) \

Definition of trichiasis

: a turning inward of the eyelashes often causing irritation of the eyeball

First Known Use of trichiasis

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trichiasis

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

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“Trichiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichiasis. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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trichiasis

noun
tri·​chi·​a·​sis | \ trik-ˈī-ə-səs How to pronounce trichiasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of trichiasis

: a turning inward of the eyelashes often causing irritation of the eyeball

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