[ hip-uh s ]
/ ˈhɪp əs /

noun Medicine/Medical.

spasmodic contraction of the pupil of the eye.

Origin of hippus

1675–85; < New Latin < Greek híppos horse, complaint of the eye

Definition for hippus (2 of 2)


variant of hippo- as final element of compounds: eohippus.

Origin of -hippus

< Latin < Greek -hippos
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[ hĭpəs ]


Spasmodic, rhythmical dilation and constriction of the pupil, independent of illumination, convergence, or psychic stimuli.
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