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amblyopia

[ am-blee-oh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌæm bliˈoʊ pi ə /
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noun Ophthalmology.
dimness of sight, without apparent organic defect.
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Origin of amblyopia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM amblyopia

am·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 forms of amblyopia

amblyopic (ˌæmblɪˈɒpɪk), adjective

Word Origin for amblyopia

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

Other words from amblyopia

am′bly•opic (pĭk, -ŏpĭk) adj.
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