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photalgia

Pronunciation: fo-tal'je-a

Definition: Light-induced pain, especially of the eyes; for example, in uveitis, the light-induced movement of the iris may be painful.

Synonym(s): photodynia, photophobia

[phot- + G. algos, pain]

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