/ (ˌkɒləˈbəʊmə) /


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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Examples from the Web for coloboma

  • Coloboma (eye fissure) is also not infrequent among the degenerate.

    Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot

Medicine definitions for coloboma

[ kŏl′ə-bōmə ]

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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