[kraws-ahy, kros-ahy]


Origin of cross-eye

First recorded in 1785–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a turning inwards towards the nose of one or both eyes, caused by abnormal alignmentSee also strabismus
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Word Origin and History for cross-eye

also crosseye, 1770 (implied in cross-eyed), from cross (adj.) + eye.

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cross-eye in Medicine




A form of strabismus in which one or both eyes deviate toward the nose.
Related formscross-eyed′ adj.
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