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inflammation of the sebaceous gland of an eyelash.
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n. pl. sties also styes (stīz)
Inflammation of one or more sebaceous glands of an eyelid.
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styExternal hordeolum, eyelash follicle infection Ophthalmology An acute infection of the eyelid's sebaceous glands or hair follicles/eyelashes due to blocked glands in eyelid; once glands are blocked, bacterial infection–often staphylococcal–ensues, resulting in a gob of pus/pimple; the infection resolves when the pus drains from the sty Caution Don't pop pimple, it could worsen; it usually resolves on its own
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[Mod. L., hordeolus, a sty in the eye, dim. of hordeum, barley]
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