heterophoria

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

noun Ophthalmology.

a latent strabismus of one or both eyes.

Origin of heterophoria

1885–90; hetero- + Greek -phoria a carrying, equivalent to -phor(os) -phorous + -ia -ia
Related formshet·er·o·phor·ic [het-er-uh-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌhɛt ər əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for heterophoria

heterophoria

[ hĕt′ə-rō-fôrē-ə ]

n.

A tendency of the eyes to deviate from the parallel.
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