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hor·de·o·lum ex·ter·'num

inflammation of the sebaceous gland of an eyelash.
Synonym(s): sty, stye




n. pl. sties also styes (stīz)
Inflammation of one or more sebaceous glands of an eyelid.


External 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


A suppurative inflammation of a gland or hair follicle of the eyelid.
Synonym(s): sty, stye.
[Mod. L., hordeolus, a sty in the eye, dim. of hordeum, barley]
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nematodes include keeping pig pens separate from vegetable fields and avoiding use of pig manure for fertilizer, especially on produce.
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