noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. cyclopeptide,
  2. cyclophorase,
  3. cyclophoria,
  4. cyclophosphamide,
  5. cyclophotocoagulation,
  6. cycloplegia,
  7. cycloplegic,
  8. cyclopropane,
  9. cyclops,
  10. cyclorama

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




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

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