/ (ˌkɒləˈbəʊmə) /
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a structural defect of the eye, esp in the choroid, retina, or iris
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Word Origin for coloboma
C19: New Latin, from Greek kolobōma a part taken away in mutilation, from kolobos cut short
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Example sentences from the Web for coloboma
Coloboma (eye fissure) is also not infrequent among the degenerate.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
Medical definitions for coloboma
[ kŏl′ə-bō′mə ]
n. pl. col•o•bo•mas
An anomaly of the eye, usually a developmental defect, often resulting in some vision loss.
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