1. Rarely used term for any mucous discharge, especially from the urethra or vagina. 2. In ophthalmic usage, was synonymous with conjunctivitis, but is now obsolete. [blenno- + G. rhoia, a flow]
- b. conjunctivalis SYN: gonorrheal ophthalmia.
- inclusion b. a neonatal conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.
- b. neonatorum SYN: ophthalmia neonatorum.

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blen·nor·rhea or chiefly Brit blen·nor·rhoea .blen-ə-'rē-ə n an excessive secretion and discharge of mucus
blen·nor·rhe·al or chiefly Brit blen·nor·rhoe·al -'rē-əl adj

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blen·nor·rhea (blen″o-reґə) [blenno- + -rrhea] a free discharge from the mucous surfaces, especially a gonorrheal discharge from the urethra or vagina. Called also blennorrhagia. blennorrhagic, blennorrheal adj

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