from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A contagious disease of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by the gram-negative bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and characterized by inflammation, hypertrophy, and formation of granules of adenoid tissue. It is a major cause of blindness in Asia and Africa.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An infectious disease of the eyelid caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a contagious granular conjunctivitis caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It is a chronic inflammation of the conjunctiva.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, a granular condition of the conjunctiva of the eyelids, frequently accompanied with haziness and vascularity of the cornea; granular lids: a serious disease, often occurring after purulent ophthalmia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue
New Latin trāchōma, from Greek trākhōma, from trākhus, rough.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)