noun, plural cha·la·zi·a [kuh-ley-zee-uh] /kəˈleɪ zi ə/.

  1. Ophthalmology. sty2.


  1. a small cyst on the eyelid resulting from chronic inflammation of a meibomian glandAlso called: meibomian cyst

small tumor in the eyelid, 1708, from Greek khalazion, diminutive of khalaza “hail, hailstone; small lump or knot; pimple,” from PIE root *gheled- “hail.”

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