Glaucoma Glau*co"ma, n. [L., fr. Gr. glay`kwma, fr. glayko`s light gray, blue gray.] (Med.) Dimness or abolition of sight, with a diminution of transparency, a bluish or greenish tinge of the refracting media of the eye, and a hard inelastic condition of the eyeball, with marked increase of tension within the eyeball. [1913 Webster]

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