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Meaning of TRACHOMA

Pronunciation:  tru'kowmu

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: [n]  a chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue
 
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 See Also: eye disease

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tra*cho"ma\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? roughness, fr. ?
rough.] (Med.)
Granular conjunctivitis due to a specific micrococcus. --
{Tra*chom"a*tous}, a.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Trachoma is the infection of the eye by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Trachoma is the most common cause of blindness.
 

 

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