Share this entry

Share this page

trichiasis

Syllabification: tri·chi·a·sis
Pronunciation: /trəˈkīəsəs
 
/

Definition of trichiasis in English:

noun

Medicine
Ingrowth or introversion of the eyelashes.
Example sentences
  • About 7.6 million people have trachomatous trichiasis, the blinding stage of this infectious disease.
  • Adverse outcomes of interventions were corneal exposure, ulceration, phthisis bulbi, and severe recurrent trichiasis.
  • The surgery is a simple procedure for realigning the inturned eyelashes of trichiasis patients.

Origin

mid 17th century: via late Latin from Greek trikhiasis, from trikhian 'be hairy'.

Definition of trichiasis in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something