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Medical Term:

buphthalmia

Pronunciation: būf-thal′mē-ă, -thal′mŭs, -thal′mos

Definition: An affliction of infancy, marked by an increase of intraocular pressure with enlargement of the eyeball.

Synonym(s): congenital glaucoma, hydrophthalmia, hydrophthalmos, hydrophthalmus

[G. bous, ox, + ophthalmos, eye]

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