Definition of Conjunctivitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye.

Exact synonyms: Pinkeye
Specialized synonyms: Ophthalmia, Ophthalmitis
Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor

Definition of Conjunctivitis

1. n. Inflammation of the conjunctiva.

Definition of Conjunctivitis

1. Noun. (pathology) an inflammation of the conjunctiva often due to infection. ¹

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Definition of Conjunctivitis

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Medical Definition of Conjunctivitis

1. Inflammation of the conjunctiva, generally consisting of conjunctival hyperaemia associated with a discharge. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conjunctivitis

conjunctival sac
conjunctival varix
conjunctival veins
conjunctive adverb
conjunctive adverbs
conjunctive mood
conjunctive moods
conjunctive normal form
conjunctivitis (current term)
conjunctivitis arida
conjunctivitis medicamentosa
conjunctivitis petrificans
conjunctivitis tularensis

Literary usage of Conjunctivitis

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1. Manual of the diseases of the eye: For Students and General Practitioners by Charles Henry May (1909)
"Purulent conjunctivitis is an acute purulent inflammation due to contagion from gonorrhœal virus. The contagious elements are the gonococci (Neisser) ..."

2. Diseases of the eye: A Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1913)
"The disease is almost invariably bilateral, is more common in men than women, and resembles a catarrhal conjunctivitis with some swelling of the mucous ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The Koch-Weeks bacillus is now recognized as the most common cause of acute contagious conjunctivitis. This is a form which clinically may begin as an acute ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In all cases of catarrhal conjunctivitis the symptoms are also more marked if the eyes ... Л curious variety of acute catarrhal conjunctivitis, in which the ..."

5. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"A severe form of conjunctivitis with membrane ] caused by the thrush ... In its simplest, typical form, conjunctivitis ..."

6. Therapeutic Gazette (1905)
"conjunctivitis. In order properly to understand the various inflammations ... In a simple conjunctivitis we have congestion of the posterior conjunctival ..."

7. An Index of differential diagnosis of main symptoms by Herbert French (1918)
"In follicular conjunctivitis the conjunctiva, especially of the lower lids, is studded with small raised lymphoid follicles, ..."

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