trachoma

Science Dictionary
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: tracheostomy
Next Definition: trachomatous
Words Near: trachoma
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for trachoma
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing trachoma
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature