moon blindness


noun Veterinary Pathology.

a disease of horses in which the eyes suffer from recurring attacks of inflammation, eventually resulting in opacity and blindness.

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Origin of moon blindness

First recorded in 1710–20
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moon blindness

noun

ophthalmol a nontechnical name for nyctalopia
Also called: mooneye vet science a disorder affecting horses, which causes inflammation of the eyes and sometimes blindness

Derived forms of moon blindness

moon-blind, adjective
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