Definitions for trachomatrəˈkoʊ mə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a chronic eye infection characterized by granulations and scarring of the cornea and conjunctiva, caused by the bacterium
Origin of trachoma:
1685–95; < Gk trachōma roughness =trāch(ýs) rough +-ōma -oma
a chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue
An infectious disease of the eyelid caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis
Trachoma is an infectious disease caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium which produces a characteristic roughening of the inner surface of the eyelids. Also called granular conjunctivitis and Egyptian ophthalmia, it is the leading cause of infectious blindness in the world. Globally, about 40 million people have an active infection and as many as 8 million people are visually impaired as a result of this disease. It belongs to a group of diseases known as neglected tropical diseases.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A chronic infection of the CONJUNCTIVA and CORNEA caused by CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS.
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