Definition of chemosis in English:

chemosis

noun

Medicine
  • Oedematous swelling of the conjunctiva of the eyeball; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Hall (1529–1568/9), surgeon and author. From post-classical Latin chemosis (400) from Hellenistic Greek χήμωσις affection of the eyes, when the cornea swells like a cockleshell (Galen) from ancient Greek χήμη clam + -ωσις.

Pronunciation

chemosis

/kiːˈməʊsɪs/