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Noun: xerophthalmia  ,zeer,óf'thal-mee-u
  1. Abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
    - xerophthalmus, xeroma, conjunctivitis arida

Derived forms: xerophthalmias

Type of: dryness, waterlessness, xerotes

Encyclopedia: Xerophthalmia