Styes



noun, plural sties. Ophthalmology.
1.
a circumscribed abscess caused by bacterial infection of the glands on the edge of the eyelid; hordeolum.
noun (pl) sties
1.
a pen in which pigs are housed and fed
2.
any filthy or corrupt place
verb sties, stying, stied
3.
to enclose or be enclosed in a sty

sty or stye (stī)
n. pl. sties or styes (stīz)
Inflammation of one or more sebaceous glands of an eyelid. Also called hordeolum.

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