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[struh-biz-muh s] /strəˈbɪz məs/
noun, Ophthalmology.
a disorder of vision due to a deviation from normal orientation of one or both eyes so that both cannot be directed at the same object at the same time; squint; crossed eyes.
Origin of strabismus
1675-85; < New Latin < Greek strabismós, equivalent to strab(ós) squinting + -ismos -ism
Related forms
strabismal, strabismic, strabismical, adjective
strabismally, adverb Unabridged
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abnormal alignment of one or both eyes, characterized by a turning inwards or outwards from the nose thus preventing parallel vision: caused by paralysis of an eye muscle, etc Also called squint
Derived Forms
strabismal, strabismic, strabismical, adjective
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Greek strabismos, from strabizein to squint, from strabos cross-eyed
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Word Origin and History for strabismus

"a squint," 1680s, from Modern Latin, from Greek strabismos, from strabizein "to squint," from strabos "squinting, squint-eyed." Earlier in anglicized form strabism (1650s).

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strabismus in Medicine

strabismus stra·bis·mus (strə-bĭz'məs)
A visual defect in which one eye cannot focus with the other on an objective because of imbalance of the eye muscles. Also called heterotropia, squint, tropia.

stra·bis'mal (-məl) or stra·bis'mic (-mĭk) adj.
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