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 for hordeolum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hordeolum \Hor*de"o*lum\, n. [NL., fr. L. hordeolus, dim. of
     hordeum barley.] (Med.)
     A small tumor upon the eyelid, resembling a grain of barley;
     a sty.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid [syn:
           sty, stye, hordeolum, eye infection]

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