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ophthalmitis

 [of″thal-mi´tis]
inflammation of the eyeball. adj., adj ophthalmit´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ophthalmitis

(ŏf′thəl-mī′tĭs, -thăl-, ŏp′-)
n.
Inflammation of the eye.
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ophthalmitis

Eye inflammation. The term is usually qualified to indicate the nature or site of the inflammation, as in SYMPATHETIC OPHTHALMITIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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