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trachoma

Pronunciation: tra-ko'ma

Definition: Chronic contagious microbial inflammation, with hypertrophy, of the conjunctiva, marked by the formation of minute grayish or yellowish translucent granules caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.

Synonym(s): Egyptian ophthalmia, granular lids, granular ophthalmia

[G. trachoma, fr. trachys, rough, harsh]

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