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.

Origin of moon blindness

First recorded in 1710–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for moon blindness

moon blindness


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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