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diplopia

[dih-ploh-pee-uh]
noun Ophthalmology.
  1. a pathological condition of vision in which a single object appears double (opposed to haplopia).
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Origin of diplopia

From New Latin, dating back to 1805–15; see origin at diplo-, -opia
Also called double vision.
Related formsdi·plop·ic [dih-plop-ik, -ploh-pik] /dɪˈplɒp ɪk, -ˈploʊ pɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for diplopia

Historical Examples

  • If no binocular fusion exists, then all possibility of diplopia is excluded.

    Schweigger on Squint

    C. Schweigger

  • For a long time tendency to convergent squint, which is combined with diplopia, has existed on the left side.

  • Diplopia is present in the whole visual field with increase of the deviation towards the right.

  • Diplopia continued to exist; single vision was only now and then possible for a short time.

  • At the beginning of 1880, I was informed that from time to time periodic squint had occurred with diplopia.


British Dictionary definitions for diplopia

diplopia

noun
  1. a visual defect in which a single object is seen in duplicate; double vision. It can be caused by incorrect fixation or by an abnormality in the visual system
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Derived Formsdiplopic (dɪˈplɒpɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: New Latin, from diplo- + Greek ōps eye
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diplopia in Medicine

diplopia

(dĭ-plōpē-ə)
n.
  1. double vision
Related formsdi•plopic (-plōpĭk, -plŏpĭk) adj.

diplopia in Science

diplopia

[dĭ-plōpē-ə]