Definition of xerophthalmia in English:

xerophthalmia

Line breaks: xero|phthal¦mia
Pronunciation: /ˌzɪərɒfˈθalmɪə
 
, ˌzɛ-/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye, with inflammation and ridge formation, typically associated with vitamin A deficiency.
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  • A guide to their use in the treatment and prevention of vitamin A deficiency and xerophthalmia.
  • Of these, 9 children had overt vitamin A deficiency as evident by the presence of xerophthalmia.
  • This product has lost most of its vitamins A and D, which are needed to ward off xerophthalmia (an eye disease) and rickets.

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