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conjunctivitis

[kuh n-juhngk-tuh-vahy-tis] /kənˌdʒʌŋk təˈvaɪ tɪs/
noun, Ophthalmology
1.
inflammation of the conjunctiva.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; conjunctiv(a) + -itis
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  • Virtually without exception, they had conjunctivitis from the heated, smoky winds.
  • Irritant or toxic conjunctivitis show primarily marked redness.
  • conjunctivitis symptoms and signs are relatively nonspecific.
British Dictionary definitions for conjunctivitis

conjunctivitis

/kənˌdʒʌŋktɪˈvaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the conjunctiva
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Word Origin and History for conjunctivitis
n.

1835, inflammation of the conjunctiva; from conjunctiva + -itis.

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conjunctivitis in Medicine

conjunctivitis con·junc·ti·vi·tis (kən-jŭngk'tə-vī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the conjunctiva, characterized by redness and often accompanied by a discharge.

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conjunctivitis in Science
conjunctivitis
  (kən-jŭngk'tə-vī'tĭs)   
Inflammation of the conjunctiva, characterized by redness, itching, and often accompanied by a discharge. Bacterial and viral infection and allergies are common causes of conjunctivitis.
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conjunctivitis in Culture
conjunctivitis [(kuhn-jungk-tuh-veye-tis)]

Inflammation of the conjunctiva, the transparent mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the front part of the eyeball. Often called pinkeye.

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