pinkeye

pinkeye

[pingk-ahy]
noun Pathology.
a contagious, epidemic form of acute conjunctivitis occurring in humans and certain animals: so called from the color of the inflamed eye.

Origin:
1785–95; pink1 + eye

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pinkeye (ˈpɪŋkˌaɪ)
 
n
1.  Also called: acute conjunctivitis an acute contagious inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye, characterized by redness, discharge, etc: usually caused by bacterial infection
2.  Also called: infectious keratitis a similar condition affecting the cornea of horses and cattle
 
[C16: partial translation of obsolete Dutch pinck oogen small eyes]

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pinkeye pink·eye (pĭngk'ī')
n.
See acute contagious conjunctivitis.

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