Definition of phacoanaphylaxis in US English:

phacoanaphylaxis

(also phakoanaphylaxis)

noun

Ophthalmology
  • Hypersensitivity to proteins released from the lens of the eye; inflammation of the eye (endophthalmitis or uveitis) caused by this.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in American Journal of Ophthalmology. From phaco- + anaphylaxis, after phacoanaphylactic.

Pronunciation

phacoanaphylaxis

/ˌfakəʊanəfɪˈlaksɪs/