hordeolum definition

  • noun:
    • stye, sty. Contamination of a sebaceous gland of the eyelid. It is distinguished from a chalazion, that is perhaps not contaminated, but a cyst created from an impacted meibomian gland of eyelid.
    • a little cyst upon the eyelid, resembling a grain of barley; a sty.
    • In pathology, a sty or tiny inflammatory tumor in the side of the eyelid.
    • disease of this sebaceous gland of this eyelid

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