adjective see xerophthalmia

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  • xerophthalmic — adjective Of or pertaining to xerophthalmia. After becoming deficient in vitamin A, the patient became xerophthalmic …   Wiktionary

  • xerophthalmic — See xerophthalmia. * * * …   Universalium

  • xerophthalmic — adj. suffering from a type of eye disease causing dryness of the eye (Medicine, Ophthalmology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • xerophthalmic — xe·roph·thal·mic …   English syllables

  • xerophthalmic — adjective see xerophthalmia …   Useful english dictionary

  • xerophthalmia — xerophthalmic, adj. /zear of thal mee euh, op /, n. Ophthalm. abnormal dryness of the eyeball characterized by conjunctivitis, caused by a deficiency of tears and attributed to a lack of vitamin A. [1650 60; XER + OPHTHALMIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • xerophthalmia — noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek xērophthalmia, from xēr xer + ophthalmia ophthalmia Date: circa 1656 a dry thickened lusterless condition of the eyeball resulting especially from a severe systemic deficiency of vitamin A • xerophthalmic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • xerophthalmia — [zir΄äf thal′mē ə] n. [LL < Gr xērophthalmia: see XERO & OPHTHALMIA] a form of conjunctivitis characterized by a dry and lusterless condition of the eyeball and caused by a deficiency of vitamin A xerophthalmic adj …   English World dictionary

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