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.

Origin of moon blindness

First recorded in 1710–20
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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
Derived Formsmoon-blind, adjective
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