dry eye
noun Date: 1970 a condition associated with inadequate tear production and marked by redness, itching, and burning of the eye — called also dry eye syndrome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dry eye — n a condition associated with inadequate tear production and marked by redness of the conjunctiva, by itching and burning of the eye, and usu. by filaments of desquamated epithelial cells adhering to the cornea called also keratoconjunctivitis… …   Medical dictionary

  • dry eye — noun a) keratoconjunctivitis sicca, an eye disease caused by decreased tear production. There wasnt a dry eye in the audience after her heart wrenching performance. b) An eye which is not crying, i.e. someone emotionally unmoved. See Also: dry… …   Wiktionary

  • dry eye — noun or dry eye syndrome : a condition associated with inadequate tear production and marked by redness of the conjunctiva, by itching and burning of the eye, and usually by filaments of desquamated epithelial cells adhering to the cornea …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry eye — Pathol. an abnormal eye condition caused by an inadequate tear film, characterized by burning, itchy, and dry eyes and sometimes blurred vision. * * * …   Universalium

  • dry eye syndrome — n dry eye * * * keratoconjunctivitis sicca …   Medical dictionary

  • dry eye syndrome — noun see dry eye …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dry eye syndrome — noun see dry eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Not a Dry Eye in the House — Single by Meat Loaf from the album Welcome to the Neighborhood Released 1995 …   Wikipedia

  • not a dry eye in the house — not a dry eye (in the house) everyone is crying or feels strong emotion. When he sang the beautiful old Austrian folksong, there wasn t a dry eye in the house. Etymology: based on a special meaning of the house (= the people attending a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not a dry eye — (in the house) everyone is crying or feels strong emotion. When he sang the beautiful old Austrian folksong, there wasn t a dry eye in the house. Etymology: based on a special meaning of the house (= the people attending a performance in a… …   New idioms dictionary

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