noun. an infection in the eye, consisting primary of the conjunctiva and cornea, elicited by a strain of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Trachoma starts with pain, eye-watering, and photophobia; if left untreated, it persists onto blindness. It is typical in Africa and Asia; in some portions of Africa, entire populaces are infected. The causative bacterium is additionally accountable for a type of nongonococcal urethritis.

TRACHOMA: "The entire family has been diagnosed with trachoma."
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