[ am-aw-roh-sis ]
/ ˌæm ɔˈroʊ sɪs /
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partial or total loss of sight, especially in the absence of a gross lesion or injury.
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Origin of amaurosis
1650–60; <Greek: darkening, hindrance to sight, equivalent to amaur(ós) dim, dark + -ōsis-osis
OTHER WORDS FROM amaurosisam·au·rot·ic [am-aw-rot-ik], /ˌæm ɔˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use amaurosis in a sentence
Amaurotic (amaurosis, blindness) family idiocy is hereditary, and the child dies at about two years of age.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
British Dictionary definitions for amaurosis
/ (ˌæmɔːˈrəʊsɪs) /
pathol blindness, esp when occurring without observable damage to the eye
Derived forms of amaurosisamaurotic (ˌæmɔːˈrɒtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for amaurosis
C17: via New Latin from Greek: darkening, from amauroun to dim, darken
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Medical definitions for amaurosis
[ ăm′ô-rō′sĭs ]
Blindness, especially without apparent change in the eye, as from a cortical lesion.
Other words from amaurosisam′au•rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
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