[ hem-er-uh-loh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌhɛm ər əˈloʊ pi ə /
a condition of the eyes in which sight is normal in the night or in a dim light but is abnormally poor or wholly absent in the day or in a bright light.
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Also called day blindness.
Origin of hemeralopia
OTHER WORDS FROM hemeralopiahem·er·a·lop·ic [hem-er-uh-lop-ik] /ˌhɛm ər əˈlɒp ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby hemeralopia
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British Dictionary definitions for hemeralopia
/ (ˌhɛmərəˈləʊpɪə) /
inability to see clearly in bright lightNontechnical name: day blindness Compare nyctalopia
Derived forms of hemeralopiahemeralopic (ˌhɛmərəˈlɒpɪk), adjective
Word Origin for hemeralopia
C18: New Latin, from Greek hēmeralōps, from hēmera day + alaos blind + ōps eye
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Medical definitions for hemeralopia
[ hĕm′ər-ə-lō′pē-ə ]
A visual defect marked by the inability to see as clearly in bright light as in dim light.day blindness
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