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Meaning of ophthalmia neonatorum

ophthal'mia ne•o•na•to'rum

Pronunciation: (nē"u-nu-tôr'um, -tōr'-), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. inflammation of the eyes of a newborn child due to an infectious disease, as gonorrhea, contracted during birth from the infected mother.
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