Definition of Hordeolum

1. Noun. An infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid.

Exact synonyms: Eye Infection, Sty, Stye
Generic synonyms: Infection



Definition of Hordeolum

1. n. A small tumor upon the eyelid, resembling a grain of barley; a sty.

Definition of Hordeolum

1. Noun. stye, sty. An infection of a sebaceous gland of the eyelid. This is distinguished from a chalazion, which is not infected, but a cyst formed from an impacted meibomian gland of the eyelid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hordeolum

1. a swelling of the eyelid [n -LA]

Medical Definition of Hordeolum

1. A swelling in the eyelid that results from the plugging of a eyelid gland. A stye. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hordeolum

horaries
horary
horas
horchata
horde
hordeaceous
horded
hordeic
hordeic acid
hordein
hordeins
hordeivirus group
hordelike
hordenine
hordeola
hordeolum (current term)
hordeolum externum
hordeolum internum
hordeolum meibomianum
hordes
hording
hordock
hordocks
hore
horehound
horehounds
hori
horilka
horis
horison

Literary usage of Hordeolum

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1. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"hordeolum externum and internum are essentially the same process —ie, they are both an acute ... A hordeolum is analogous to acne of the external skin. ..."

2. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"hordeolum, or stye, consists of a localized, suppurating inflammation of the ... It is known by the name hordeolum externum, to distinguish it from a ..."

3. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"hordeolum. Fig. Dalrymple, PI. TV. Fig. 1. A hordeolum, or stye, ... In the commencement of hordeolum, an emetic, followed next day by a porge, ..."

4. Atlas of the External Diseases of the Eye: Including a Brief Treatise on the by Otto Haab (1899)
"Molluscum contagiosum and external hordeolum in a girl. ... The external hordeolum which is seen on the lower lid, a little to the nasal side of the center, ..."

5. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1920)
"hordeolum (STYE) The stye is a fairly common form of eye infection. It is ordinarily a staphylococcus infection of a sebaceous follicle, around the lash, ..."

6. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"BEER mentions that the prognosis is always very unfavourable in scrofulous hordeolum; that, it may lead to true carbuncle or anthrax, ..."

7. Atlas of external diseases of the eye by Richard Greeff, Matthias Lanckton Foster (1914)
"hordeolum. Plate XII, FIG. 15 hordeolum, or sty, is an acute, purulent inflammation of a sebaceous gland in the margin of the lid, and is therefore one of ..."

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