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trichiasis

Pronunciation: tri-ki'a-sis

Definition: A condition in which the hair adjacent to a natural orifice turns inward and causes irritation; in inversion of an eyelid (entropion), eyelashes irritate the eye.

Synonym(s): trichoma, trichomatosis

[trich- + G. -iasis, condition]

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