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ophthalmia neonatorum

[nee-uh-nuh-tawr-uh m, -tohr-] /ˌni ə nəˈtɔr əm, -ˈtoʊr-/
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 of ophthalmia neonatorum
< New Latin: ophthalmia of the newborn (plural) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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ophthalmia neonatorum ophthalmia ne·o·na·to·rum (nē'ō-nā-tôr'əm)
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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