ophthalmia neonatorum

noun
ophthalmia neo·​na·​to·​rum | \ -ˌnē-ə-nə-ˈtōr-əm How to pronounce ophthalmia neonatorum (audio) \

Medical Definition of ophthalmia neonatorum

: acute inflammation of the eyes of a newborn from infection during passage through the birth canal

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