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trichiasis

[trih-kahy-uh-sis] /trɪˈkaɪ ə sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a condition in which the eyelashes grow inwardly.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Late Latin < Greek trichíāsis. See trich-, -iasis
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British Dictionary definitions for trichiasis

trichiasis

/trɪˈkaɪəsɪs/
noun (pathol)
1.
an abnormal position of the eyelashes that causes irritation when they rub against the eyeball
2.
the presence of hairlike filaments in the urine
Word Origin
C17: via Late Latin from Greek trikhiasis, from thrix a hair + -iasis
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trichiasis in Medicine

trichiasis tri·chi·a·sis (trĭ-kī'ə-sĭs)
n.
A condition in which the hair adjacent to a natural opening turns inward and causes irritation, as in the inward turning of the eyelashes upon the eye.

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