inflammation of the meibomian glands; called also blepharoadenitis.
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Inflammation of the meibomian glands or the marginal glands of Moll or Zeis.
Synonym(s): blepharoadenitis
[blephar- + G. adēn, gland, + -itis, inflammation]
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