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

noun Ophthalmology.

dimness of sight, without apparent organic defect.

Origin of amblyopia

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

Related forms

am·bly·op·ic [am-blee-op-ik] /ˌæm bliˈɒp ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for amblyopia


/ (ˌæmblɪˈəʊpɪə) /


impaired vision with no discernible damage to the eye or optic nerve

Derived Forms

amblyopic (ˌæmblɪˈɒpɪk), adjective

Word Origin for amblyopia

C18: New Latin, from Greek ambluōpia, from amblus dull, dim + ōps eye
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Medicine definitions for amblyopia


[ ăm′blē-ōpē-ə ]


Dimness of vision, especially when occurring in one eye without apparent physical defect or disease.lazy eye

Related forms

am′bly•opic (pĭk, -ŏpĭk) adj.
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