Definition of pinkeye in English:

pinkeye

Syllabification: pink·eye
Pronunciation: /ˈpiNGkˌī
 
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noun

1Conjunctivitis in humans and some livestock.
More example sentences
  • By her own admission, she's already given everyone pink eye.
  • Touching your eye with germy fingers is a great way to get a cold or nasty eye infection such as pink eye.
  • So far I've managed to avoid getting pink eye and head lice.
2A viral disease of horses, symptoms of which include fever, spontaneous abortion, and redness of the eyes.
More example sentences
  • Pink eye in horses is more serious than in humans and can easily lead to blindness.
  • The horse disease known as "pink eye" has at last reached this city, and is causing the street railroad company especially a great deal of inconvenience.
  • The medicine is successfully used with quick healing results for Pink Eye and conjunctivitis in horses and cattle.

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