Definition of Chalazion

1. Noun. A small sebaceous cyst of the eyelid resulting when a Meibomian gland is blocked.

Exact synonyms: Meibomian Cyst
Generic synonyms: Pilar Cyst, Sebaceous Cyst, Steatocystoma, Wen



Definition of Chalazion

1. n. A small circumscribed tumor of the eyelid caused by retention of secretion, and by inflammation of the Melbomian glands.

Definition of Chalazion

1. Noun. A cyst in the eyelid, caused by inflammation of a blocked meibomian gland. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chalazion

1. a tumor of the eyelid [n -ZIA or -ZIONS]

Medical Definition of Chalazion

1. A cyst within the eyelid due to a plugging of the Meibomian gland (in the eyelid). Treatment includes warm wet compresses. Surgical drainage may be required for those which do not respond to conservative measures. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalazion

chalahs
chalan
chalaned
chalaning
chalans
chalasia
chalastic
chalaza
chalazae
chalazal
chalazas
chalaze
chalazes
chalazia
chalaziferous
chalazion (current term)
chalazions
chalcanthite
chalcedonic
chalcedonies
chalcedony
chalcid
chalcid fly
chalcid wasp
chalcidfly
chalcidology
chalcids
chalcis fly
chalco-
chalcoalumite

Literary usage of Chalazion

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1. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"chalazion.9 chalazion is a chronic affection of the Meibomian glands. ... chalazion shares with the hordeolum internum its situation in the Meibomian glands ..."

2. Manual of the diseases of the eye: For Students and General Practitioners by Charles Henry May (1907)
"chalazion. chalazion (tarsal tumor, tarsal cyst, Meibomian cyst) is an enlargement of one of the Meibomian glands in consequence of stoppage of its duct, ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Ophthalmology by Lawrance Webster Fox (1920)
"AFFECTIONS OF THE MEIBOMIAN GLANDS chalazion. ... The contents are evacuated by a small especially devised chalazion curette, at the same time destroying ..."

4. An American Text-book of Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat by Burton Alexander Randall, George Edmund DeSchweinitz (1901)
"An acute chalazion is liable to be confounded with a stve, the diffuse appearance ... The firm attachment of the chalazion to the tarsus should serve to ..."

5. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"A true chalazion is a retention of the secretions of the Meibomian glands. ... In true chalazion it is advisable to remove a small triangular portion of the ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"Cause and Treatment of chalazion-—The nature and mode of origin of chalazion or stye in the eyelid has been a fertile source of discussion. ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"chalazion* or tarsal tumor. This tumor is situated in the substance of the tarsal cartilage, ... This may continue without farther trace of the chalazion. ..."

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