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noun Pathology.
  1. a congenital defect characterized by fusion of the orbits into a single cavity containing one eye.
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Origin of cyclopia

1830–40; < New Latin < Greek Kýklōp(s) Cyclops + -ia -ia
Also called synophthalmia.
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  • Cyclopia is very frequently associated with the absence of both the internal and external ear, and with synotia (joined ears).


    Eugene S. Talbot

cyclopia in Medicine


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