blepharitis

[blef-uh-rahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of the eyelids.

Origin:
blephar- + -itis

blepharitic [blef-uh-rit-ik] , adjective
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blepharitis (ˌblɛfəˈraɪtɪs)
 
n
inflammation of the eyelids
 
[C19: from Greek blephar(on) eyelid + -itis]
 
blepharitic
 
adj

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blepharitis bleph·a·ri·tis (blěf'ə-rī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the eyelids.

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blepharitis

common inflammation of the eyelids that is marked by red, scaly, crusting eyelids and a burning, itching, grainy feeling in the eye. The eye itself often has some redness as well.

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With age, this smooth surface can be damaged by conditions such as blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids.
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