[ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... a bunch of grapes.] (Medicine)
A protrusion of any part of the globe of the eye; as, a staphyloma
of the cornea.
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<clinical sign, ophthalmology> A protrusion of any part of the globe of the eye; as, a staphyloma of the cornea. ... Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. A bunch of grapes. ... (06 Mar 1998) ...
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(staf″ә-lo´mә) protrusion of the sclera or cornea, usually lined with uveal tissue, due to inflammation. anterior staphyloma staphyloma in the anterior part of the eye. corneal staphyloma bulging of the cornea with adherent uveal tissue.&n...
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• (n.) A protrusion of any part of the globe of the eye; as, a staphyloma of the cornea.
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staphyloma A protrusion of the cornea or sclera of the eye.
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A staphyloma is an abnormal protrusion of the uveal tissue through a weak point in the eyeball. The protrusion is generally black in colour, due to the inner layers of the eye. It occurs due to weakening of outer layer of eye (cornea or sclera) by an inflammatory or degenerative condition. It may be of 5 types, depending on the location on the eye
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Type: Term Pronunciation: staf′i-lō′mă Definitions: 1. A bulging of the cornea or sclera containing uveal tissue.
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