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ophthalmia neonatorum: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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ophthalmia neonatorum[äf′thal·mē·ə ‚nē·ə·nə′tȯr·əm]
Inflammation of the eyes in the newborn contracted during passage through the birth canal; may be gonorrheal or purulent.