Definition of Keratoconjunctivitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor

Definition of Keratoconjunctivitis

1. Noun. (pathology) An inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva. ¹

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Medical Definition of Keratoconjunctivitis

1. Inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keratoconjunctivitis

keratitis disciformis
keratitis filamentosa
keratitis nummularis
keratitis profunda
keratitis sicca
keratoconjunctivitis (current term)
keratoconjunctivitis sicca
keratoderma blennorrhagica
keratoderma blennorrhagicum
keratoderma eccentrica
keratoderma plantare sulcatum

Literary usage of Keratoconjunctivitis

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1. Papers to be Presented Before the Section on Ophthalmology of the American by Section on Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American Medical Association Section on Ophthalmology (1917)
"... keratoconjunctivitis has always impressed me as a distinct ocular evidence of a systemic dyscrasia; in other words, these nodular exudates indicate a ..."

2. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"The control animals both had a severe keratoconjunctivitis of both eyes and died as the result of the general infection which followed it. ..."

3. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... for treatment of infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (pinkeye) caused by Moraxella bovis, or where retreatment for anaplasmosis is impractical. ..."

4. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1919)
"keratoconjunctivitis developed in 12 cases, and he queries whether this was due to injury of the eyes from the light, or activation of a latent process, ..."

5. The Vitamins by Henry Clapp Sherman, Sybil Laura Smith (1922)
"... to develop a characteristic disease of the eye, variously known as ophthalmia, xerophthalmia, keratomalacia, conjunctivitis, or keratoconjunctivitis. ..."

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