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Meaning of glaucoma

glau•co•ma

Pronunciation: (glô-kō'mu, glou-), [key]
— n.
  1. abnormally high fluid pressure in the eye, most commonly caused either by blockage of the channel through which aqueous humor drainsor by pressure of the iris against the lens, which traps the aqueous humor
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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