Definition of pinkeye in English:

pinkeye

Syllabification: pink·eye
Pronunciation: /ˈpiNGkˌī
 
/

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.
    • The virus belongs to the genus Arterivirus
    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.

More definitions of pinkeye

Definition of pinkeye in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea

Shop for an Oxford dictionary

Find the perfect Oxford dictionary for you in our online shop.
SHOP NOW ►