trachomatous

trachoma

[truh-koh-muh]
noun Ophthalmology.
a chronic, contagious infection of the conjunctiva and cornea, characterized by the formation of granulations and scarring and caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.

Origin:
1685–95; < Greek trā́chōma roughness, equivalent to trāch(ýs) rough + -ōma -oma

trachomatous [truh-kom-uh-tuhs, -koh-muh-] , adjective
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trachoma (trəˈkəʊmə)
 
n
a chronic contagious disease of the eye characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea and the formation of scar tissue, caused by infection with the virus-like bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis
 
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek trakhōma roughness, from trakhus rough]
 
trachomatous
 
adj

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trachoma tra·cho·ma (trə-kō'mə)
n.
A contagious disease of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and marked by inflammation, hypertrophy, and formation of granules of adenoid tissue. It is a major cause of blindness in Asia and Africa. Also called contagious granular conjunctivitis, Egyptian ophthalmia, granular conjunctivitis, granular ophthalmia.

trachomatous tra·cho·ma·tous (trə-kō'mə-təs)
adj.
Relating to or suffering from trachoma.

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trachoma   (trə-kō'mə)  Pronunciation Key 
A contagious disease of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and characterized by granules of inflammatory tissue. It is a major cause of blindness in Asia and Africa.
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