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keratoconjunctivitis

[ker-uh-toh-kuh n-juhngk-tuh-vahy-tis] /ˌkɛr ə toʊ kənˌdʒʌŋk təˈvaɪ tɪs/
noun, Ophthalmology
1.
inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; kerato- + conjunctivitis
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Examples for keratoconjunctivitis
  • Caterpillar hairs have also been known to cause keratoconjunctivitis.
keratoconjunctivitis in Medicine

keratoconjunctivitis ker·a·to·con·junc·ti·vi·tis (kěr'ə-tō-kən-jŭngk'tə-vī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva resulting from hypersensitivity of corneal and conjunctival epithelium to an endogenous toxin.

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