Definition of Leukoma

1. Noun. Eye disease consisting of an opaque white spot on the cornea.

Exact synonyms: Leucoma
Generic synonyms: Eye Disease



Definition of Leukoma

1. Noun. (alternative form of leucoma) ¹

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Definition of Leukoma

1. an opacity of the cornea [n -S]

Medical Definition of Leukoma

1. A dense, opaque, white opacity of the cornea. Origin: G. Whiteness, a white spot in the eye, fr. Leukos, white Adherent leukoma, a cicatrix of the cornea to which a portion of the iris is attached. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leukoma

leukoencephalitis
leukoencephalopathies
leukoencephalopathy
leukoerythroblastic anaemia
leukoerythroblastosis
leukokeratosis
leukokinetic
leukokinetics
leukokininase
leukokoria
leukolymphosarcoma
leukolysin
leukolysis
leukolytic
leukoma (current term)
leukomalacia
leukomas
leukomata
leukomatous
leukomyelitis
leukomyelopathy
leukon
leukonecrosis
leukons
leukonychia
leukopathia
leukopathia unguis
leukopathy
leukopedesis

Literary usage of Leukoma

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1. A Handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment by Henry Rosborough Swanzy (1897)
"Nebula, Macula, leukoma.—These terms are applied to opacities of varying degrees in ... leukoma is a completely non-translucent and intensely white opacity, ..."

2. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1896)
"At that time I presented the experimental and clinical evidence upon which I based the opinion that leukoma'in-poisoning is a most important phase of ..."

3. A Manual of the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Diseases of the Eye by Edward Jackson (1907)
"Usually a perforating ulcer causes leukoma, and if the perforation lias been at all large, some part of the iris is apt to remain connected with the scar, ..."

4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1904)
"The two conditions in which the most difficulty is apt to arise are ulcer and leukoma of warty and lumpy type. Jacobson does not place much reliance upon ..."

5. Atlas of the External Diseases of the Eye: Including a Brief Treatise on the by Otto Haab (1899)
"The invariable termination of all purulent ulcers, be they large or small, is a dense, cloudy scar or leukoma, which usually produces a permanent visual ..."

6. Ophthalmology; Essays, Abstracts and Reviews. edited by Henry Vanderbilt Würdemann, Nelson Miles Black (1906)
"The second case is one of congenital leukoma of the right cornea in an otherwise ... Examination revealed a large, dense, pearly white leukoma occupying the ..."

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