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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chemosis  \Che*mo"sis\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  swelling  of  the 
  cornea  resembling  a  cockleshell,  fr  ?  a  gaping,  hence  a 
  cockleshell.]  (Med.) 
  Inflammatory  swelling  of  the  conjunctival  tissue  surrounding 
  the  cornea.  --  {Che*mot"ic},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chemosis 
  n  :  edema  of  the  mucous  membrane  of  the  eyeball  and  eyelid 
  lining 




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