English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin hordeolus, diminutive from hordeum (“barley”) + -olus, referring to its resemblance to a grain of barley in appearance and size.

Noun edit

hordeolum (plural hordeola)

  1. stye, sty. An infection of a sebaceous gland of the eyelid. This is distinguished from a chalazion, which is not infected, but a cyst formed from an impacted meibomian gland of the eyelid.

Translations edit

References edit

The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 1993

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Noun edit

hordeolum n (definite singular hordeolumet, uncountable)

  1. (pathology) stye
    Synonyms: byggkorn, sti