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retrolental fibroplasia

noun, Pathology
an unusual eye disease occurring in premature infants, usually from being given high concentrations of oxygen, which causes abnormal formation of fibrous tissue behind the lens and often results in blindness.
Origin of retrolental fibroplasia
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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retrolental fibroplasia in Medicine

retrolental fibroplasia n.
See retinopathy of prematurity.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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