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tra·cho·ma

 (trə-kō′mə)
n.
A contagious disease of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by the gram-negative bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and characterized by inflammation, hypertrophy, and formation of granules of adenoid tissue. It is a major cause of blindness in Asia and Africa.

[New Latin trāchōma, from Greek trākhōma, from trākhus, rough.]

tra·cho′ma·tous (-kō′mə-təs) adj.

trachoma

(trəˈkəʊmə)
n
(Pathology) a chronic contagious disease of the eye characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea and the formation of scar tissue, caused by infection with the virus-like bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek trakhōma roughness, from trakhus rough]
trachomatous adj

tra•cho•ma

(trəˈkoʊ mə)

n.
a chronic eye infection characterized by granulations and scarring of the cornea and conjunctiva, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.
[1685–95; < Greek trachōma roughness =trāch(ýs) rough + -ōma -oma]

trachoma

a contagious form of conjunctivitis, with the formation of inflammatory granules on the inner surface of the eyelid. — trachomatous, adj.
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trachoma

Chronic and contagious conjunctivitis caused by an organism resembling both a virus and a bacterium.
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Noun1.trachoma - a chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue
eye disease - any disease of the eye
Translations

trachoma

[træˈkəʊmə] Ntracoma m

trachoma

nKörnerkrankheit f, → (hartnäckige) Bindehautentzündung

tra·cho·ma

n. tracoma, infección viral contagiosa de la conjuntiva y la córnea que se manifiesta con fotofobia, dolor, lagrimeo y, en casos severos, ceguera total.

trachoma

n tracoma m