pinkeye

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pinkeye:

see conjunctivitisconjunctivitis
, inflammation or infection of the mucosal membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, usually acute, caused by a virus or, less often, by a bacillus, an allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical.
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pinkeye

[′pink‚ī]
(medicine)
A contagious, mucopurulent conjunctivitis.
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