Pterygium meaning

tə-rĭjē-əm
An abnormal mass of tissue arising from the conjunctiva of the inner corner of the eye that obstructs vision by growing over the cornea.
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An abnormal, triangular mass of mucous membrane growing over the human cornea from the inner corner of the eye.
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An abnormal mass of tissue arising from the conjunctiva of the inner corner of the eye that obstructs vision by growing over the cornea.
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(medicine) An abnormal mass of tissue in the corner of the eye that obstructs vision.
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Origin of pterygium

  • New Latin from Greek pterugion diminutive of pterux pterug- wing pterygoid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition