amblyopia

[ am-blee-oh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌæm bliˈoʊ pi ə /
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noun Ophthalmology.

dimness of sight, without apparent organic defect.

Nearby words

  1. ambly-,
  2. amblyaphia,
  3. amblygeustia,
  4. amblygonite,
  5. amblyomma,
  6. amblyopic,
  7. amblyoscope,
  8. amblypod,
  9. ambo,
  10. ambo-

Origin of amblyopia

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek amblyōpía, equivalent to amblý(s) dull + -ōpiā -opia

Related formsam·bly·op·ic [am-blee-op-ik] /ˌæm bliˈɒp ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for amblyopia

amblyopia

/ (ˌæmblɪˈəʊpɪə) /

noun

impaired vision with no discernible damage to the eye or optic nerve
Derived Formsamblyopic (ˌæmblɪˈɒpɪk), adjective

Word Origin for amblyopia

C18: New Latin, from Greek ambluōpia, from amblus dull, dim + ōps eye

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Word Origin and History for amblyopia

amblyopia

n.

1706, "weakening of the eyesight," medical Latin, from Greek amblyopia "dim-sightedness," noun of action from amblys "dulled, blunt" + ops "eye" (see eye (n.)). Related: Amblyopic.

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Medicine definitions for amblyopia

amblyopia

[ ăm′blē-ōpē-ə ]

n.

Dimness of vision, especially when occurring in one eye without apparent physical defect or disease.lazy eye
Related formsam′bly•opic (pĭk, -ŏpĭk) adj.


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