Definition of trichiasis in English:


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


  • Ingrowth or introversion of the eyelashes.
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    • 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.


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

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