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retrolental fibroplasia

noun, Pathology
1.
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
1940-1945
1940-45
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retrolental-fibroplasia in Medicine

retrolental fibroplasia n.
See retinopathy of prematurity.

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