trichiasis

trichiasis

[trih-kahy-uh-sis]
noun Pathology.
a condition in which the eyelashes grow inwardly.

Origin:
1655–65; < Late Latin < Greek trichíāsis. See trich-, -iasis

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trichiasis (trɪˈkaɪəsɪs)
 
n
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
 
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek trikhiasis, from thrix a hair + -iasis]

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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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