Pterygia
Pterygium Pte*ryg"i*um, n.; pl. E. {Pterygiums}, L. {Pterygia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, properly a dim, akin to ? a feather.] (Med.) A superficial growth of vascular tissue radiating in a fanlike manner from the cornea over the surface of the eye. [1913 Webster]

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  • PTERYGIA — Graece Πτερύγια, quae et πτέρυγες et πτερὰ, sunt anguli vestium, αἱ γωνίαι alias. Hesych. Θετταλικὰ πτερὰ, τοῦτο εἴρηται διὰ τὸ πτέρυγας ἔχειν τὰς θετταλικὰς χλαμύδας. πτέρυγες δὲ καλοῦνται αἱ ἑκατέρωθεν γωνίαι, διὰ τὸ ἐοικέναι πτερυξι. Cuiusmodi …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Pterygĭa — (P. Latr.), eine Abtheilung der Weichthiere bei Latreille, bestehend aus den Klassen Cephalopoda u. Pteropoda …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • pterygia — n. vascular growth extending from the inner corner of the eye to the cornea (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • pterygium — pterygial, adj. /teuh rij ee euhm/, n., pl. pterygiums, pterygia / rij ee euh/. Opthalm. an abnormal triangular mass of thickened conjunctiva extending over the cornea and interfering with vision. [1650 60; < NL < Gk pterýgion little wing or fin …   Universalium

  • ichthyopterygia — I. ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷təˈrijēə noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from ichthy + Greek pterygia, plural of pterygion fin in some classifications : a subclass of fossil aquatic reptiles occurring from the late Carboniferous through the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pterygium — Pte*ryg i*um, n.; pl. E. {Pterygiums}, L. {Pterygia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, properly a dim, akin to ? a feather.] (Med.) A superficial growth of vascular tissue radiating in a fanlike manner from the cornea over the surface of the eye. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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