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[ sahy-kloh-pee-uh ]
/ saɪˈkloʊ pi ə /
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noun Pathology.
a congenital defect characterized by fusion of the orbits into a single cavity containing one eye.
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Also called synophthalmia.

Origin of cyclopia

1830–40; <New Latin <Greek Kýklōp(s) Cyclops + -ia-ia
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How to use cyclopia in a sentence

  • Cyclopia is very frequently associated with the absence of both the internal and external ear, and with synotia (joined ears).

    Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot

Medical definitions for cyclopia

cyclopia
[ sī-klōpē-ə ]

n.
A congenital defect in which the two orbits merge to form a single cavity containing one eye.synophthalmia
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