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Definition of Stye

Stye: A red, tender bump on the eyelid that is caused by an acute infection of the oil glands of the eyelid. The medical term for a stye is hordeolum.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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