Ophthalmia



[of-thal-mee-uh, op-] /ɒfˈθæl mi ə, ɒp-/

noun
1.
inflammation of the eye, especially of its membranes or external structures.
/ɒfˈθælmɪə/
noun
1.
inflammation of the eye, often including the conjunctiva
n.

“inflammation of the eye, conjunctivitis,” late 14c., from Medieval Latin obtalmia, Old French obtalmie, from Late Latin ophthalmia, or directly from Greek ophthalmia, from ophthalmos (see ophthalmo-) + -ia.

ophthalmia oph·thal·mi·a (ŏf-thāl’mē-ə, ŏp-)
n.

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