What does trachoma mean?

Definitions for trachomatrəˈkoʊ mə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trachoma(noun)

    a chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue


  1. trachoma(Noun)

    An infectious disease of the eyelid caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis


  1. Trachoma

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trachoma

    tra-kō′ma, n. a disease of the eye, with hard pustules on the inner surface of the eyelids.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Trachoma

    A chronic infection of the CONJUNCTIVA and CORNEA caused by CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trachoma in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trachoma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Millar:

    In countries like Ethiopia( prevalence) is mind-numbingly, shockingly high – in some communities over 50 percent of the population have trachoma.

  2. Tom Millar:

    Now they've mapped the whole country and they almost have funding and support to deliver all the interventions for the country, they are now talking about when they eliminate trachoma.

  3. Anthony Solomon:

    We now have a lot of countries officially supporting each other, and need very little in the way of external support. It's very important for... trachoma elimination in a lot of these countries.

  4. Dirk Engels:

    So for diseases like elephantiasis, Guinea worm disease, schistosomiasis, the intestinal worms and trachoma, you can regularly treat people with safe, single dose drugs and then they never actually build up a worm load that could cause them problems.

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