Definitions for ophthalmiaɒfˈθæl mi ə, ɒp-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oph•thal•mi•aɒfˈθæl mi ə, ɒp-(n.)

  1. inflammation of the eye, esp. of its membranes or external structures.

    Category: Ophthalmology

Origin of ophthalmia:

1350–1400; ME obtalmia < ML ophthalmia, LL < Gk ophthalmía=ophthalm(ós) eye +-ia -ia

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ophthalmia, ophthalmitis(noun)

    severe conjunctivitis


  1. ophthalmia(Noun)



  1. Ophthalmia

    Ophthalmia is inflammation of the eye. It is a medical sign which may be indicative of various conditions, including sympathetic ophthalmia, gonococcal ophthalmia, trachoma or "Egyptian" ophthalmia, ophthalmia neonatorum, actinic conjunctivitis, and others.


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