from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, infiltration, usually inflammatory, of the conjunctiva and of the cellular tissue connecting it with the eyeball, in which the conjunctiva rises up to a considerable height around the cornea. Also chymosis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Inflammatory swelling of the conjunctival tissue surrounding the cornea.

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  • noun medicine A chemically-induced swelling of the mucous membrane of the eye

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  • noun edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining


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chemo- + -osis


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  • In rarer cases the thickening and congestion of the membrane increases, and the articular capsule becomes so distended with the increased synovia and accumulated inflammatory discharges that a kind of chemosis occurs.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

  • Erysipelas is attended with much swelling, extending beyond the lids and causing the mucous membrane to protrude beyond the edge of the eyelid (chemosis).

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse Charles B. Michener 1877


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