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ophthalmia (n.)

"inflammation of the eye, conjunctivitis," late 14c., obtalmia, from Medieval Latin obtalmia and Old French obtalmie, ultimately from Greek ophthalmia, from ophthalmos (see ophthalmo-) + -ia. The corrected spelling is attested from late 16c.

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Definitions of ophthalmia

ophthalmia (n.)
severe conjunctivitis;
Synonyms: ophthalmitis
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