Definition of conjunctivitis in English:

conjunctivitis

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye.

    • ‘Newborns with chlamydial conjunctivitis or pneumonia require up to 2 weeks of antibiotic treatment.’
    • ‘When caused by viruses or bacteria, conjunctivitis is highly contagious.’
    • ‘Mast cell stabilizers may also reduce inflammation associated with hay fever and allergic conjunctivitis.’
    • ‘This is a viral infection that typically causes conjunctivitis, bronchitis, rash and fever.’
    • ‘A less common but more serious viral conjunctivitis is herpes simplex infection.’

Pronunciation:

conjunctivitis

/kənˌdʒʌŋ(k)tɪˈvʌɪtɪs/