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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.
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(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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a contagious form of conjunctivitis, with the formation of inflammatory granules on the inner surface of the eyelid. — trachomatous, adj.See also: Eyes
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Chronic and contagious conjunctivitis caused by an organism resembling both a virus and a bacterium.
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|Noun||1.||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
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trachoma[træˈkəʊmə] N → tracoma m
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n → Körnerkrankheit f, → (hartnäckige) Bindehautentzündung
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n. tracoma, infección viral contagiosa de la conjuntiva y la córnea que se manifiesta con fotofobia, dolor, lagrimeo y, en casos severos, ceguera total.
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trachoman tracoma m
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