chalazia

chalazion

[kuh-ley-zee-uhn]
noun, plural chalazia [kuh-ley-zee-uh] .
Ophthalmology, sty.

Origin:
1700–10; < Greek, diminutive of chálaza; see chalaza

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chalazion (kəˈleɪzɪən)
 
n
Also called: meibomian cyst a small cyst on the eyelid resulting from chronic inflammation of a meibomian gland
 
[C18: from Greek: a small chalaza]

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chalazion
1708, from Gk. khalazion, dim. of khalaza "hail, small lump or knot."
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