Definitions for hordeolumhɔrˈdi ə ləm
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sty, stye, hordeolum, eye infection(noun)
an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
stye, sty. An infection of a sebaceous gland of the eyelid. This is distinguished from a chalazion, which is not infected, but a cyst formed from an impacted meibomian gland of the eyelid.
a small tumor upon the eyelid, resembling a grain of barley; a sty
Origin: [NL., fr. L. hordeolus, dim. of hordeum barley.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Purulent infection of one of the sebaceous glands of Zeis along the eyelid margin (external) or of the meibomian gland on the conjunctival side of the eyelid (internal).
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