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trachoma

Saltos de línea: trach|oma
Pronunciación: /trəˈkəʊmə
 
/

Definición de trachoma en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
A contagious bacterial infection of the eye, causing inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids.
Example sentences
  • The biggest health problems are tuberculosis, venereal diseases, malaria, trachoma, typhoid fever, and dysentery.
  • Other diseases include hepatitis, trachoma, and tuberculosis.
  • I saw the Chlamydial eye disease trachoma in the poor of Glasgow and lymphogranuloma in soldiers from a military hospital STD clinic in 1940 before the cause was known.

Origen

late 17th century: from Greek trakhōma 'roughness', from trakhus 'rough'.

Derivados

trachomatous

1
Pronunciación: /-ˈkəʊmətəs, -ˈkɒmətəs/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • About 7.6 million people have trachomatous trichiasis, the blinding stage of this infectious disease.
  • Management of trachomatous cicatricial entropion of the upper eye lid presents a difficult problem.
  • The distribution of abnormal eyelashes by the severity of trachomatous trichiasis is given in Table 3.

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