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conjunctivitis   (kən-jŭngk'tə-vī'tĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Inflammation of the conjunctiva, characterized by redness, itching, and often accompanied by a discharge. Bacterial and viral infection and allergies are common causes of conjunctivitis.
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