disciform degeneration

n.

The degeneration of the macula and other areas of the retina, caused by hemorrhage and the proliferation of blood vessels, and resulting in a mass of fibrous tissue and loss of visual acuity.

Nearby words

  1. discharging arch,
  2. dischronation,
  3. disci-,
  4. discifloral,
  5. disciform,
  6. disciple,
  7. disciples,
  8. disciples of christ,
  9. discipleship,
  10. disciplinable


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