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(Veterinary Science) a medical name for a stye of the eye
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n., pl. sties, n.
1. an enclosure for swine; pigpen.
2. a filthy place or abode.v.t.
3. to keep or lodge in or as if in a sty.v.i.
4. to live in or as if in a sty.
[before 1000; Old English stī in stī-fearh sty-pig, probably identical with stig- in stigweard steward]
n., pl. sties or styes.
a circumscribed abscess caused by bacterial infection of the glands on the edge of the eyelid; hordeolum.
[1610–20; by false division of Middle English styanye sty (styan (Old English stīgend sty, literally, rising) + ye eye), taken to be sty on eye]
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|Noun||1.||hordeolum - an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid|
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
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n. hordeolo, orzuelo.
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