keratomalacia

noun
ker·​a·​to·​ma·​la·​cia | \ ˌker-ət-ō-mə-ˈlā-s(h)ē-ə How to pronounce keratomalacia (audio) \

Medical Definition of keratomalacia

: a softening and ulceration of the cornea of the eye resulting from severe systemic deficiency of vitamin A — compare xerophthalmia

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“Keratomalacia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/keratomalacia. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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