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glaucoma


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glaucoma  \Glau*co"ma\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  light  gray,  blue 
  gray.]  (Med.) 
  Dimness  or  abolition  of  sight,  with  a  diminution  of 
  transparency,  a  bluish  or  greenish  tinge  of  the  refracting 
  media  of  the  eye,  and  a  hard  inelastic  condition  of  the 
  eyeball,  with  marked  increase  of  tension  within  the  eyeball. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glaucoma 
  n  :  increased  pressure  in  the  eyeball  causes  damage  to  the  optic 
  disc  and  impaired  vision  (sometimes  progressing  to 
  blindness) 




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