Origin of protanopia

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at prot-, an-1, -opia
Related formspro·ta·nop·ic [proht-n-op-ik] /ˌproʊt nˈɒp ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for protanopia


  1. a form of colour blindness characterized by a tendency to confuse reds and greens and by a loss of sensitivity to red light
Derived Formsprotanopic (ˌprəʊtəˈnɒpɪk), adjective

Word Origin for protanopia

C20: New Latin, from proto- + an- + -opia
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protanopia in Medicine


  1. A form of colorblindness characterized by defective perception of red and confusion of red with green or bluish green.
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