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hippus

[ hip-uhs ]
/ ˈhɪp əs /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
spasmodic contraction of the pupil of the eye.
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Origin of hippus

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

Other definitions for hippus (2 of 2)

-hippus

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

Origin of -hippus

<Latin <Greek -hippos
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Medical definitions for hippus

hippus
[ hĭpəs ]

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