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ophthalmitis

Line breaks: oph¦thal|mitis
Pronunciation: /ˌɒfθalˈmʌɪtɪs
 
, ˌɒpθalˈmʌɪtɪs/

Definition of ophthalmitis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the eye.
Example sentences
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital was founded in London in 1805 to treat the ‘Egyptian ophthalmia’, a mixture of trachoma and purulent ophthalmitis brought back by British troops from Aboukir after their withdrawal from Egypt in 1803.
  • Ophthalmitis is one inflammatory disorder of the eye and like you said, it isn't so serious.

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