conjunctivitis vs pinkeye what difference

what is difference between conjunctivitis and pinkeye

English

Etymology

From conjunctiva +‎ -itis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˌdʒʌŋktɪˈvaɪtɪs/

Noun

conjunctivitis (countable and uncountable, plural conjunctivitides or conjunctivitises or conjunctivites)

  1. (pathology) An inflammation of the conjunctiva, often due to infection.

Synonyms

  • Madras eye (India), pink-eye (UK), pinkeye (US)

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Translations

Further reading

  • conjunctivitis on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Alternative forms

  • pink-eye

Etymology

pink +‎ eye

Noun

pinkeye (usually uncountable, plural pinkeyes)

  1. A highly contagious form of conjunctivitis.

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