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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations

trachoma

[træˈkəʊmə] Ntracoma m
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trachoma

nKörnerkrankheit f, → (hartnäckige) Bindehautentzündung
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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.
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trachoma

n tracoma m
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WAZIRABAD -- The Punjab Health Department has taken notice of the spread of eye disease Trachoma in Wazirabad and suburbs.
Trichiasis is the sight-threatening consequence of conjunctival scarring in trachoma, the most common infectious cause of blindness worldwide.
According to MBRGI 2018 figures, 11.6 million patients received trachoma medications in Amhara region of Ethiopia where 32,474 eye surgeries were performed in 2018.
Dear Editor, I am an ambassador for Sightsavers and we're on a mission to wipe out a blinding disease called trachoma.
Trachoma has devastated the world's poorest communities since the earliest records and the End is in Sight campaign invites people to help us make ending the pain that it causes a reality.
Madam, active trachoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in children,1 therefore, the efforts of Khokar et al2 in determining prevalence of active trachoma in children is to be applauded.
A five-day trachoma education programme has started in West Pokot targeting 600,000 people.
Trachoma, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, is the most common infectious cause of blindness.
The statement went to say that West has been jointly awarded the prize for her dedicated research focused in Africa on ways to improve trichiasis surgery outcomes and eliminate blinding trachoma. The RHSP was jointly awarded the prize in recognition of its important role in improving public health in the African continent by fighting against HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, and for discovering -three decades ago- the first clinical symptoms of what was then a new medical phenomenon called "slim disease" on the African continent, the statement made clear.
class="MsoNormalInadequate sanitation is estimated to cause 280,000 diarrhoeal deaths every year and is a major factor in neglected tropical diseases, including intestinal worms, schistosomiasis, and trachoma.
The Sultanate is the first country in the world to be recognised as free of trachoma, according to Oman's Ministry of Health.