Definition of ophthalmitis in English:

ophthalmitis

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Inflammation of the eye.

    • ‘Ophthalmitis is one inflammatory disorder of the eye and like you said, it isn't so serious.’
    • ‘Moorfields Eye Hospital was founded in London in 1805 to treat the ‘Egyptian ophthalmia’, a mixture of trachoma and purulent ophthalmitis brought back by British troops from Aboukir after their withdrawal from Egypt in 1803.’

Pronunciation

ophthalmitis

/ˌɒfθalˈmʌɪtɪs//ˌɒpθalˈmʌɪtɪs/