moon blindness

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noun Veterinary Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. moolvie,
  2. moomba,
  3. moon,
  4. moon and sixpence, the,
  5. moon bag,
  6. moon child,
  7. moon dog,
  8. moon face,
  9. moon gate,
  10. moon jellyfish

Origin of moon blindness

First recorded in 1710–20

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British Dictionary definitions for moon blindness

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 Formsmoon-blind, adjective

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