ophthalmia neonatorum

ophthalmia neonatorum

[nee-uh-nuh-tawr-uhm, -tohr-]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of the eyes of a newborn child due to an infectious disease, as gonorrhea, contracted during birth from the infected mother.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin: ophthalmia of the newborn (plural)

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ophthalmia neonatorum ophthalmia ne·o·na·to·rum (nē'ō-nā-tôr'əm)
n.
Any of various forms of conjunctivitis in newborns, usually contracted during birth from passage through the infected birth canal of the mother. Also called infantile purulent conjunctivitis.

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