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Meaning of CHEMOSIS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
 

CHEMOSIS is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Che*mo"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a swelling of the
cornea resembling a cockleshell, fr. ? a gaping, hence a
cockleshell.] (Med.)
Inflammatory swelling of the conjunctival tissue surrounding
the cornea. -- {Che*mot"ic}, a.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: In medicine, this is the term given to any swelling around the eye (specifically, edema of the conjunctiva) which is caused by exposure to a chemical.
 

 

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