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symblepharon

Pronunciation: sim-blef'a-ron

Definition: Adhesion of one or both eyelids to the eyeball, partial or complete, resulting from burns or other trauma but rarely congenital.

Synonym(s): atretoblepharia

[sym- + G. blepharon, eyelid]

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