night blindness

noun Ophthalmology.
  1. a condition of the eyes in which vision is normal in daylight but abnormally poor at night or in a dim light; nyctalopia.

Origin of night blindness

First recorded in 1745–55
Related formsnight·blind, adjective
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night blindness

noun
  1. pathol a nontechnical term for nyctalopia
Derived Formsnightblind, adjective
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night blindness in Medicine

night blindness

n.
  1. nyctalopia
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