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moon blindness

noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. 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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Historical Examples of moon blindness

  • Our Mokadamo was affected with moon-blindness, and could not see at all at night.

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British Dictionary definitions for moon blindness

moon blindness

noun
  1. ophthalmol a nontechnical name for nyctalopia
  2. Also called: mooneye vet science a disorder affecting horses, which causes inflammation of the eyes and sometimes blindness
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Derived Formsmoon-blind, adjective
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