(Greek > Latin: a suffix; used in medicine to denote a state or condition of)

A redundance of the skin of the eyelids, seen in both sexes under the age of twenty.

Starting with an intermittent, painless angioneurotic edema and redness, repeated attacks result in loss of skin elasticity, subcutaneous atrophy, and capillary proliferation.

1. Excessive separation of the eyelids.
2. Inability to close the eyelids completely.
Slowness in thinking; a sluggish verbal mentality.
A disease causing and caused by calculi in the ducts of the major salivary glands.
1. A condition in which the hair adjacent to a natural orifice turns inward and causes irritation; e.g., an inversion of an eyelid (entropion), eyelashes irritate the eye. Synonyms: trichoma, trichomatosis.
2. A disease of the eye, in which the eyelashes, being turned in upon the eyeball, produce constant irritation by the motion of the lids.

The acquired type usually follows an inflammatory condition that produces distortion of sight.

3. Hair growing in toward an orifice or against the eyeball.
4. The presence of minute hairlike filaments in the urine.