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(Science: medicine) An inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid.

Alternative forms: stye.

Origin: For older styan, styanye, understood as sty on eye, AS. Stigend (sc. Eage eye), properly, rising, or swelling (eye), p.p. Of stigan to rise. See Sty.

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Mucosal Wound

Picking your nose can result in that, as well as an sty pretzel. Ingestion of hard objects can result in severe damages of the mucosal surface in nasty places. And it is laso probably involved in AIDS transmission among male homosexual as well as others. ...

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Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:55 pm
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Topic: Mucosal Wound
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