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diplopia

[ dih-ploh-pee-uh ]

noun

, Ophthalmology.
  1. a pathological condition of vision in which a single object appears double ( haplopia ).


diplopia

/ dɪˈpləʊpɪə; dɪˈplɒpɪk /

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


diplopia

/ dĭ-plōpē-ə /

  1. A disorder of vision in which a single object appears double.


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Derived Forms

  • diplopic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • di·plop·ic [dih-, plop, -ik, -, ploh, -pik], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of diplopia1

From New Latin, dating back to 1805–15; diplo-, -opia
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Word History and Origins

Origin of diplopia1

C19: New Latin, from diplo- + Greek ōps eye
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Example Sentences

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

In order then to avoid diplopia the macula lutea moves to where the retinal image is formed.

With the aid of a red glass changing fixation is easily produced even without prisms, but never diplopia.

Crossed diplopia could be produced with a red glass, tenotomy of the left abducens sufficed to correct it.

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

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