a structural defect of the eye, esp in the choroid, retina, or iris
Word Origin for coloboma
C19: New Latin, from Greek kolobōma a part taken away in mutilation, from kolobos cut short
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Coloboma (eye fissure) is also not infrequent among the degenerate.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
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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