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acute contagious conjunctivitis

acute contagious conjunctivitis in Medicine

acute contagious conjunctivitis n.
An acute, contagious form of conjunctivitis, caused by the bacterium Hemophilus aegyptius and characterized by inflammation of the eyelids and eyeballs and a mucopurulent discharge. Also called pinkeye.

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