Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Chemosis

A word I myself learned a few weeks ago:
che·mo·sis noun \kə-ˈmō-səs\ : swelling of the conjunctival tissue around the cornea; conjunctival edema.

Etymology: from Greek chēmē, a yawning, the cockle (from its gaping shell)

Example: (this is a severe case, in the right eye):

Tags: c, greek, medical, noun, wordsmith: med_cat

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