amaurosis

[ am-aw-roh-sis ]
/ ˌæm ɔˈroʊ sɪs /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. amatively,
  2. amato,
  3. amatol,
  4. amatory,
  5. amatungula,
  6. amaurosis congenita of leber,
  7. amaurosis fugax,
  8. amaurotic pupil,
  9. amaut,
  10. amaze

Origin of amaurosis

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

Related formsam·au·rot·ic [am-aw-rot-ik] /ˌæm ɔˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for amaurotic

amaurosis

/ (ˌæmɔːˈrəʊsɪs) /

noun

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

amaurosis

[ ăm′ô-rōsĭs ]

n.

Blindness, especially without apparent change in the eye, as from a cortical lesion.
Related formsam′au•rotic (-rŏtĭk) adj.


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