Definition of Chemosis

1. Noun. Edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining.

Generic synonyms: Dropsy, Edema, Hydrops, Oedema



Definition of Chemosis

1. n. Inflammatory swelling of the conjunctival tissue surrounding the cornea.

Definition of Chemosis

1. Noun. (medicine) A chemically-induced swelling of the mucous membrane of the eye ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Chemosis

1. Oedema of the bulbar conjunctiva forming a swelling around the iris of the eye. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chemosis

chemosensation
chemosensations
chemosensitive
chemosensitivities
chemosensitivity
chemosensitization
chemosensitizer
chemosensitizers
chemosensitizing
chemosensor
chemosensors
chemosensory
chemoserotherapy
chemosignal
chemosignals
chemosis (current term)
chemosmosis
chemosmotic
chemosorb
chemosorbed
chemosorbing
chemosorbs
chemosorption
chemosorptive
chemospecificity
chemosphere
chemostasis
chemostat
chemostats
chemosterilant

Literary usage of Chemosis

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1853)
"The eyeball was entirely surrounded by a very prominent chemosis, that covered all the cornea, except a small central bit, which was quite bright. ..."

2. Diagnosis from Ocular Symptoms by Matthias Lanckton Foster (1917)
"The only other condition for which it may be mistaken is chemosis, ... chemosis Very often we see a clear or opalescent puffiness of the bulbar conjunctiva, ..."

3. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1845)
"It must be due to some peculiarities either in the character of our people, or in that of the war itself." ART. 40.—chemosis ofthe Conjunctiva at a Symptom ..."

4. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by John Soelberg Wells, Charles Stedman Bull (1880)
"... swollen, and vil- lous ; the chemosis is also very considerable [Fig. 18], enveloping and overlapping the cornea, and protruding between the lids. ..."

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