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

noun Pathology.

paralysis of the intraocular muscles.

Origin of cycloplegia

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

Related forms

cy·clo·ple·gic, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cycloplegia


/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˈpliːdʒɪə, ˌsɪk-) /


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

Derived Forms

cycloplegic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for cycloplegia


[ sī′klə-plējə ]


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