Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Xerophthalmia

Blindness caused by severe, chronic vitamin A deficiency; symptoms include keratinization and dryness of eye tissues.

See vitamin, hypovitaminosis, nightblindness, and malnutrition.

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