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 formsam·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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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

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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amblyopia in Medicine




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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