[ sahy-kloh-pee-uh ]
/ saɪˈkloʊ pi ə /

noun Pathology.

a congenital defect characterized by fusion of the orbits into a single cavity containing one eye.

Origin of cyclopia

1830–40; < New Latin < Greek Kýklōp(s) Cyclops + -ia -ia
Also called synophthalmia. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cyclopia

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

    Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot

Medicine definitions for cyclopia


[ sī-klōpē-ə ]


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

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