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chalazion

[kuh-ley-zee-uh n] /kəˈleɪ zi ən/
noun, plural chalazia
[kuh-ley-zee-uh] /kəˈleɪ zi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
Ophthalmology, sty.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Greek, diminutive of chálaza; see chalaza
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chalazion

/kəˈleɪzɪən/
noun
1.
a small cyst on the eyelid resulting from chronic inflammation of a meibomian gland Also called meibomian cyst
Word Origin
C18: from Greek: a small chalaza
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Word Origin and History for chalazia

chalazion

n.

small tumor in the eyelid, 1708, from Greek khalazion, diminutive of khalaza "hail, hailstone; small lump or knot; pimple," from PIE root *gheled- "hail."

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