[ am-aw-roh-sis ]
/ ˌæm ɔˈroʊ sɪs /


partial or total loss of sight, especially in the absence of a gross lesion or injury.

Origin of amaurosis

1650–60; < Greek: darkening, hindrance to sight, equivalent to amaur(ós) dim, dark + -ōsis -osis

Related forms

am·au·rot·ic [am-aw-rot-ik] /ˌæm ɔˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for amaurotic


/ (ˌæmɔːˈrəʊsɪs) /


pathol blindness, esp when occurring without observable damage to the eye

Derived Forms

amaurotic (ˌæmɔːˈrɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for amaurosis

C17: via New Latin from Greek: darkening, from amauroun to dim, darken
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Medicine definitions for amaurotic


[ ăm′ô-rōsĭs ]


Blindness, especially without apparent change in the eye, as from a cortical lesion.

Related forms

am′au•rotic (-rŏtĭk) adj.
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