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cyclopia

[sahy-kloh-pee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a congenital defect characterized by fusion of the orbits into a single cavity containing one eye.

Origin of cyclopia

1830–40; < New Latin < Greek Kýklōp(s) Cyclops + -ia -ia
Also called synophthalmia.
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Historical Examples

  • 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

(sī-klōpē-ə)
n.
  1. A congenital defect in which the two orbits merge to form a single cavity containing one eye.synophthalmia
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