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Pronunciation: an′tē-zē′rof-thal′mik

Definition: Denoting agents (vitamin A and retinoic acid) that inhibit pathologic drying of the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia).

[anti- + G. xēros, dry, + ophthalmos, eye]

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