xerophthalmia

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xero- +‎ ophthalmia

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xerophthalmia (plural xerophthalmias)

  1. A condition due to a deficiency of vitamin A where the conjunctiva and cornea become dry. The condition starts with conjunctival xerosis and night blindness and progresses to corneal xerosis and, later, a severe condition called keratomalacia.

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