- 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
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Related Words for amauroticdark, unsighted, groping, eyeless, purblind, unseeing, amaurotic, undiscerning, visionless, sightless
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Amaurotic (amaurosis, blindness) family idiocy is hereditary, and the child dies at about two years of age.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
- pathol blindness, esp when occurring without observable damage to the eye
Word Origin for amaurosis
C17: via New Latin from Greek: darkening, from amauroun to dim, darken
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- Blindness, especially without apparent change in the eye, as from a cortical lesion.
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