trichiasis


trichiasis

trichiasis [trih-kahy-uh-sis] ExamplesWord Origin noun Pathology.

  1. a condition in which the eyelashes grow inwardly.

Origin of trichiasis 1655–65; Late Latin Greek trichíāsis. See trich-, -iasis Examples from the Web for trichiasis Historical Examples of trichiasis

  • It allows puffs of smoke to escape enough to give you trichiasis.

    The Man Who Laughs

    Victor Hugo

  • Albucasis recommends burning the roots of hairs in trichiasis with a probe of gold.

    Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times

    John Stewart Milne

  • Aetius (quoting from Leonidas) and Paul give very nearly the same account of the operation to remedy the trichiasis.

    Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times

    John Stewart Milne

  • We know that granular ophthalmia with trichiasis as a sequela was very rife.

    Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times

    John Stewart Milne

  • As a cautery it was used to destroy the roots of hairs, which had been removed for trichiasis.

    Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times

    John Stewart Milne

  • British Dictionary definitions for trichiasis trichiasis noun pathol

    1. an abnormal position of the eyelashes that causes irritation when they rub against the eyeball
    2. the presence of hairlike filaments in the urine

    Word Origin for trichiasis C17: via Late Latin from Greek trikhiasis, from thrix a hair + -iasis trichiasis in Medicine trichiasis [trĭ-kī′ə-sĭs] n.

    1. A condition in which the hair adjacent to a natural opening turns inward and causes irritation, as in the inward turning of the eyelashes upon the eye.

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