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blepharitis

[blef-uh-rahy-tis] /ˌblɛf əˈraɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the eyelids.
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blepharitic
[blef-uh-rit-ik] /ˌblɛf əˈrɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • With age, this smooth surface can be damaged by conditions such as blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids.
British Dictionary definitions for blepharitis

blepharitis

/ˌblɛfəˈraɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the eyelids
Derived Forms
blepharitic (ˌblɛfəˈrɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek blephar(on) eyelid + -itis
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blepharitis in Medicine

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

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Encyclopedia Article for 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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