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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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  • Arachnopodĭon — (v. gr., Chir.), Spinnenfuß, von Woolhose erfundenes Instrument zum Aufheben des Pannus u. Pterygiums bei der Operation derselben …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

  • pterygium — /təˈrɪdʒiəm/ (say tuh rijeeuhm) noun (plural pterygiums or pterygia) an abnormal mass of conjunctiva, triangular in shape, which grows over the cornea from the inner corner of the eye. {New Latin, from Greek pterygion little wing} –pterygial,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pterygium — [tə rij′ē əm] n. pl. pterygiums or pterygia [tə rij′ēə] [ModL < Gr pterygion, dim. of pteryx, wing, akin to pteron, FEATHER] an abnormal, triangular mass of mucous membrane growing over the human cornea from the inner corner of the eye… …   English World dictionary

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