Relating to chemosis.

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che·mot·ic ki-'mät-ik adj marked by or affected with chemosis <\chemotic reactions> <\chemotic and hyperemic conjunctivas>

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  • Chemotic — 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. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chemotic — che·mot·ic …   English syllables

  • chemotic — kə̇ˈmäd.ik adjective Etymology: from New Latin chemosis, after such pairs as New Latin sclerosis: English sclerotic : marked by or belonging to chemosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chemosis — Swelling around the iris (the colored circle that surrounds the pupil) due to edema (swelling) of the bulbar conjunctiva (the clear membrane that coats the outer surface of the eye). * * * Edema of the bulbar conjunctiva, forming a swelling… …   Medical dictionary

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