hordeolum

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hordeolus, from hordeum (barley) + -ulus, referring to its resemblance to a grain of barley in appearance and size.

Noun[edit]

hordeolum (plural hordeola)

  1. stye, sty. An infection of a sebaceous gland of the eyelid. This is distinguished from a chalazion, which is not infected, but a cyst formed from an impacted meibomian gland of the eyelid.

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The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 1993