[ dih-ploh-pee-uh ]
/ dɪˈploʊ pi ə /

noun Ophthalmology.

a pathological condition of vision in which a single object appears double (opposed to haplopia).


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Also called double vision.

Origin of diplopia

From New Latin, dating back to 1805–15; see origin at diplo-, -opia


di·plop·ic [dih-plop-ik, -ploh-pik] /dɪˈplɒp ɪk, -ˈploʊ pɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diplopia

/ (dɪˈpləʊpɪə) /


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

Derived forms of diplopia

diplopic (dɪˈplɒpɪk), adjective

Word Origin for diplopia

C19: New Latin, from diplo- + Greek ōps eye
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Medical definitions for diplopia

[ dĭ-plōpē-ə ]


double vision

Other words from diplopia

di•plopic (-plōpĭk, -plŏpĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for diplopia

[ dĭ-plōpē-ə ]

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