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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small sebaceous cyst of the eyelid resulting when a Meibomian gland is blocked.

Usage examples (11)
  • Blepharitis is inflammation of the edges of the eyelids; conjunctivitis is inflammation of the membrane that lines the eyelids and connects to the eyeball; iritis is...
  • Sometimes, however, a chalazion may become red, swollen and tender.
  • Antibiotic ointments may be prescribed if bacteria infect the chalazion.
  • Occasionally, a chalazion can cause the entire eyelid to swell suddenly. for more
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