a contagious infection of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by a bacterium (Chlamydia trachomatis) and characterized by granulation and eventual scar formation
Origin of trachomaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek trach?ma, roughness ; from trachys, rough: see trachea
A contagious disease of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by the gram-negative bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and characterized by inflammation, hypertrophy, and formation of granules of adenoid tissue. It is a major cause of blindness in Asia and Africa.
Origin of trachomaNew Latin trach&omacron;ma, from Greek trakh&omacron;ma, from trakhus, rough.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek Ï„ÏÎ¬Ï‡Ï‰ÂµÎ± (trachoma, “roughness"), from Ï„Ïá¾±Ï‡ÏÏ‚ (trachÃ½s, “rough") + -Ï‰Î¼Î± (-Åma, noun suffix).