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cyclopia

[sahy-kloh-pee-uh] /saɪˈkloʊ pi ə/
noun, Pathology.
1.
a congenital defect characterized by fusion of the orbits into a single cavity containing one eye.
Also called synophthalmia.
Origin of cyclopia
1830-1840
1830-40; < New Latin < Greek Kýklōp(s) Cyclops + -ia -ia
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  • cyclopia is very frequently associated with the absence of both the internal and external ear, and with synotia (joined ears).

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
cyclopia in Medicine

cyclopia cy·clo·pi·a (sī-klō'pē-ə)
n.
A congenital defect in which the two orbits merge to form a single cavity containing one eye. Also called synophthalmia.

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