Sty

sty
(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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