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iritis

Line breaks: ir¦itis
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈrʌɪtɪs
 
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Definition of iritis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the iris of the eye.
Example sentences
  • The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis (anterior uveitis).
  • The most common cause of iritis is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Scratchy, well defined pain indicates a corneal problem, whereas a dull, deeper pain usually indicates a more serious condition (such as acute angle closure glaucoma, iritis, or scleritis).

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