Definitions for hordeolumhɔrˈdi ə ləm

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid


  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

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. L. hordeolus, dim. of hordeum barley.]

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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