Definitions for hordeolumhɔrˈdi ə ləm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hor•de•o•lum*hɔrˈdi ə ləm(n.)(pl.)-la

  1. Category: Ophthalmology

    Ref: sty2. 2

* (-lə)..

Origin of hordeolum:

1800–10; < NL, alter. of LL hordeolus= L horde(um) barley +-olus, -olum -ole1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sty, stye, hordeolum, eye infection(noun)

    an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid

Wiktionary

  1. hordeolum(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hordeolum(noun)

    a small tumor upon the eyelid, resembling a grain of barley; a sty

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hordeolum

    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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