- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for night blindness
Synonymous with the Kufie.Nyctalopia, or night-blindness, 332.An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa
Abd Salam Shabeeny
They emphasize the occurrence of night-blindness as an early and frequent symptom.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
He could mimic Albano's writing and voice; he knew of Linda's night-blindness.
- pathol a nontechnical term for nyctalopia