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ophthalmia

[of-thal-mee-uh, op-] /ɒfˈθæl mi ə, ɒp-/
noun
1.
inflammation of the eye, especially of its membranes or external structures.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Late Latin < Greek ophthalmía, equivalent to ophthalm(ós) eye + -ia -ia; replacing Middle English obtalmia < Medieval Latin, Late Latin as above
Related forms
ophthalmiac
[of-thal-mee-ak, op-] /ɒfˈθæl miˌæk, ɒp-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmia

ophthalmia

/ɒfˈθælmɪə/
noun
1.
inflammation of the eye, often including the conjunctiva
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin from Greek, from ophthalmos eye; see optic
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Word Origin and History for ophthalmia
n.

"inflammation of the eye, conjunctivitis," late 14c., from Medieval Latin obtalmia, Old French obtalmie, from Late Latin ophthalmia, or directly from Greek ophthalmia, from ophthalmos (see ophthalmo-) + -ia.

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ophthalmia in Medicine

ophthalmia oph·thal·mi·a (ŏf-thāl'mē-ə, ŏp-)
n.

  1. Severe, often purulent, conjunctivitis.

  2. Inflammation of the deep eye structures. Also called ophthalmitis.

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