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(meibomian cyst) n. a swollen sebaceous (meibomian) gland in the eyelid caused by blockage of its duct. The gland becomes inflamed and converted into a jelly-like mass, producing disfigurement of the lid. It may disappear spontaneously over a period of time but treatment by application of antibiotic ointments and/or surgical incision and curettage will result in its rapid cure.

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