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xer·oph·thal·mi·a

 (zîr′əf-thăl′mē-ə)
n.
Extreme dryness and thickening of the conjunctiva, often resulting from a deficiency of vitamin A.

xer′oph·thal′mic adj.

xerophthalmia

(ˌzɪərɒfˈθælmɪə)
n
(Pathology) pathol excessive dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva, caused by a deficiency of vitamin A. Also called: xeroma
ˌxerophˈthalmic adj

xe•roph•thal•mi•a

(ˌzɪər ɒfˈθæl mi ə, -ɒp-)

n.
abnormal dryness of the eye caused by a deficiency of tears.
[1650–60; xer- + ophthalmia]
xe`roph•thal′mic, adj.

xerophthalmia, xerophthalmy

a form of conjunctivitis, the result of a deficiency of vitamin A, marked by a dry and dull condition of the eyeball. Also called xeroma.
See also: Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.xerophthalmia - abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
dryness, waterlessness, xerotes - the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
Translations
Xerophthalmie

xe·roph·thal·mi·a

n. xeroftalmia, sequedad excesiva de la conjuntiva causada por deficiencia de vitamina A.