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[sahy-kluh-plee-jee-uh, -juh, sik-luh-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. paralysis of the intraocular muscles.

Origin of cycloplegia

First recorded in 1900–05; cyclo- + -plegia
Related formscy·clo·ple·gic, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cycloplegia


  1. paralysis of the muscles that adjust the shape of the lens of the eye, resulting in loss of ability to focus
Derived Formscycloplegic, adjective
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cycloplegia in Medicine


  1. Paralysis of the ciliary muscles of the eye that results in the loss of visual accommodation.
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