heterophoria

[ het-er-uh-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr- ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈfɔr i ə, -ˈfoʊr- /

noun Ophthalmology.

a latent strabismus of one or both eyes.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?

Origin of heterophoria

1885–90; hetero- + Greek -phoria a carrying, equivalent to -phor(os) -phorous + -ia-ia

OTHER WORDS FROM heterophoria

het·er·o·phor·ic [het-er-uh-fawr-ik, -for-], /ˌhɛt ər əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for heterophoria

heterophoria
[ hĕt′ə-rō-fôrē-ə ]

n.

A tendency of the eyes to deviate from the parallel.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.