acute glaucoma

a·cute glau·co·ma
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyoot glaw-koh-muh, glou-]
    • /əˈkyut glɔˈkoʊ mə, glaʊ-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyoot glaw-koh-muh, glou-]
    • /əˈkyut glɔˈkoʊ mə, glaʊ-/

Definition of acute glaucoma words

  • noun acute glaucoma Ophthalmology. abnormally high fluid pressure in the eye, most commonly caused either by blockage of the channel through which aqueous humor drains (open-angle glaucoma or chronic glaucoma) or by pressure of the iris against the lens, which traps the aqueous humor (angle-closure glaucoma or acute glaucoma) 1

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Origin of acute glaucoma

First appearance:

before 1635
One of the 43% oldest English words
First recorded in 1635-45, glaucoma is from the Greek word glaúkōma opacity of the eye lens. See glauco-, -oma

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acute glaucoma popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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