[pingk-ahy] /ˈpɪŋkˌaɪ/

noun, Pathology.
a contagious, epidemic form of acute conjunctivitis occurring in humans and certain animals: so called from the color of the inflamed .
Also called acute conjunctivitis. an acute contagious inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye, characterized by redness, discharge, etc: usually caused by bacterial infection
Also called infectious keratitis. a similar condition affecting the cornea of horses and cattle

contagious eye infection, 1882, American English, from pink (adj.) + eye (n.).

pinkeye pink·eye (pĭngk’ī’)
See acute contagious conjunctivitis.


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