cycloplegia

[ sahy-kluh-plee-jee-uh, -juh, sik-luh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə, ˌsɪk lə- /

noun Pathology.

paralysis of the intraocular muscles.

Nearby words

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

Origin of cycloplegia

First recorded in 1900–05; cyclo- + -plegia

Related formscy·clo·ple·gic, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for cycloplegia

cycloplegia

/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˈpliːdʒɪə, ˌsɪk-) /

noun

paralysis of the muscles that adjust the shape of the lens of the eye, resulting in loss of ability to focus
Derived Formscycloplegic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for cycloplegia

cycloplegia

[ sī′klə-plējə ]

n.

Paralysis of the ciliary muscles of the eye that results in the loss of visual accommodation.

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