Definition of Blepharitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the eyelids characterized by redness and swelling and dried crusts.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor

Definition of Blepharitis

1. n. Inflammation of the eyelids.

Definition of Blepharitis

1. Noun. (diseases) An inflammation of the eyelid ¹

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Medical Definition of Blepharitis

1. Inflammation of the eyelids. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blepharitis

bleomycin hydrolase
bleomycin sulfate
blepharitis (current term)
blepharitis acarica
blepharitis angularis
blepharitis marginalis
blepharitis oleosa
blepharitis parasitica
blepharitis phthiriatica
blepharitis rosacea
blepharitis squamosa
blepharitis ulcerosa

Literary usage of Blepharitis

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1. Diseases of the eye: A Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"blepharitis is the term applied to the various grades of subacute and chronic inflammation of the border of the eyelid, which, for clinical purposes, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1877)
"Complains only of blepharitis. Refraction, hypermétropie ^ with each eye. ... 23. lias had blepharitis and styes for past two years. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1876)
"THE RELATIONS OF blepharitis CILIARIS TO AMETROPIA. By DB ST. JOHN ROOSA, MD AT the Fifth International Ophthalmological Congress, held in New York in 1876, ..."

4. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"When with increasing age the constitution improves, the blepharitis also disappears. In many families blepharitis is hereditary, being a kind of* family ..."

5. Therapeutic Gazette (1908)
"blepharitis is a very common disease which the general practitioner is ... blepharitis from the clinical as well as from the therapeutic point of view is ..."

6. A Treatise on surgery by Timothy Holmes (1875)
"blepharitis. Its treat- ment. The inflammation of the hair-bearing margins of the eyelids, which has been called ophthalmia tarsi, tinea tarsi, blepharitis, ..."

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