Meaning of trachoma

tra•cho•ma

Pronunciation: (tru-kō'mu), [key]
— n. Ophthalm.
  1. a chronic, contagious infection of the conjunctiva and cornea, characterized by the formation of granulations and scarring and caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.
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