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protanopia

[ proht-n-oh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌproʊt nˈoʊ pi ə /
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noun Ophthalmology.

a defect of vision in which the retina fails to respond to red or green.

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Origin of protanopia

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at prot-, an-1, -opia

OTHER WORDS FROM protanopia

pro·ta·nop·ic [proht-n-op-ik], /ˌproʊt nˈɒp ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for protanopia

protanopia
/ (ˌprəʊtəˈnəʊpɪə) /

noun

a form of colour blindness characterized by a tendency to confuse reds and greens and by a loss of sensitivity to red light

Derived forms of protanopia

protanopic (ˌprəʊtəˈnɒpɪk), adjective

Word Origin for protanopia

C20: New Latin, from proto- + an- + -opia
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Medical definitions for protanopia

protanopia
[ prō′tə-nōpē-ə ]

n.

A form of colorblindness characterized by defective perception of red and confusion of red with green or bluish green.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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