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[am-blee-oh-pee-uh] /ˌæm bliˈoʊ pi ə/
noun, Ophthalmology.
dimness of sight, without apparent organic defect.
Origin of amblyopia
1700-10; < New Latin < Greek amblyōpía, equivalent to amblý(s) dull + -ōpiā -opia
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[am-blee-op-ik] /ˌæm bliˈɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
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impaired vision with no discernible damage to the eye or optic nerve
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amblyopic (ˌæmblɪˈɒpɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from Greek ambluōpia, from amblus dull, dim + ōps eye
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Word Origin and History for amblyopia

1706, "weakening of the eyesight," medical Latin, from Greek amblyopia "dim-sightedness," noun of action from amblys "dulled, blunt" + ops "eye" (see eye (n.)). Related: Amblyopic.

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amblyopia in Medicine

amblyopia am·bly·o·pi·a (ām'blē-ō'pē-ə)
Dimness of vision, especially when occurring in one eye without apparent physical defect or disease.

am'bly·o'pic (-ō'pĭk, -ŏp'ĭk) adj.
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