Xerophthalmia definition

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Extreme dryness and thickening of the conjunctiva, often resulting from a deficiency of vitamin A.
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A form of conjunctivitis characterized by a dry and lusterless condition of the eyeball and caused by a deficiency of vitamin A.
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Extreme dryness and thickening of the conjunctiva, often resulting from a deficiency of vitamin A.
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A condition due to a deficiency of vitamin A where the conjunctiva and cornea become dry. The condition starts with conjunctival xerosis and night blindness and progresses to corneal xerosis and, later, a severe condition called keratomalacia.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of xerophthalmia - xerophthalmus

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
xerophthalmia
Plural:
xerophthalmias

Origin of xerophthalmia