antixerophthalmic


antixerophthalmic
Denoting agents (vitamin A and retinoic acid) that inhibit pathologic drying of the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia). [anti- + G. xeros, dry, + ophthalmos, eye]

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an·ti·xe·roph·thal·mic -.zir-äf-'thal-mik, -äp- adj preventing or curing xerophthalmia <vitamin A is the \antixerophthalmic vitamin>

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an·ti·xe·roph·thal·mic (an″te-) (an″ti-zēr″of-thalґmik) counteracting xerophthalmia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • antixerophthalmic — an·ti·xe·roph·thal·mic …   English syllables

  • antixerophthalmic vitamin — /an tee zear of thal mik, an tuy /, Biochem. See vitamin A. [ANTI + XEROPHTHALM(IA) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • antixerophthalmic vitamin — vitamin A, vitamin found in animals (synthesized in the liver from carotenoids), vitamin that is essential for healthy skin and good vision …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antixerophthalmic vitamin — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌzirəf|thalmik noun Etymology: anti (I) + xerophthalmia + ic : vitamin A * * * /an tee zear of thal mik, an tuy /, Biochem. See vitamin A. [ANTI + XEROPHTHALM(IA) + IC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • axerophthol — SYN: vitamin A. [antixerophthalmic + ol] …   Medical dictionary

  • an|ti|xe|roph|thal|mic — «AN tee ZIHR of THAL mihk», adjective, noun. –adj. preventing or curing xerophthalmia; used against xerophthalmia. –n. an antixerophthalmic agent or remedy …   Useful english dictionary


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