T t


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [truh-koh-muh]
    • /trəˈkoʊ mə/
    • /trəˈk.əʊ.mə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [truh-koh-muh]
    • /trəˈkoʊ mə/

Definitions of trachoma word

  • noun trachoma a chronic, contagious infection of the conjunctiva and cornea, characterized by the formation of granulations and scarring and caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. 1
  • noun trachoma a chronic contagious disease of the eye characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea and the formation of scar tissue, caused by infection with the virus-like bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis 0
  • noun trachoma a contagious infection of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by a bacterium (Chlamydia trachomatis) and characterized by granulation and eventual scar formation 0

Information block about the term

Origin of trachoma

First appearance:

before 1685
One of the 48% oldest English words
1685-95; < Greek trā́chōma roughness, equivalent to trāch(ýs) rough + -ōma -oma

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Trachoma


trachoma popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

trachoma usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Top questions with trachoma

  • what is trachoma?
  • what causes trachoma?
  • which of the following statements regarding trachoma is false?
  • how is trachoma transmitted?
  • how is trachoma treated?
  • what is a trachoma?
  • where is trachoma found?
  • what is trachoma disease?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?