[ pig-men-toh-suh, -muhn- ]
/ ˌpɪg mɛnˈtoʊ sə, -mən- /
degeneration of the retina manifested by night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision, eventually resulting in tunnel vision or total blindness.
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British Dictionary definitions for retinitis pigmentosa
/ (ˌpɪɡmənˈtəʊsə) /
a degenerative hereditary disease of the human eye, characterized by pigmentary changes in the retina, night blindness, and eventual loss of vision
Word Origin for retinitis pigmentosa
C19: pigmentosa, feminine of Latin pigmentosus
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Medical definitions for retinitis pigmentosa
[ pĭg′mən-tō′sə ]
A hereditary degenerative disease of the retina, producing conditions such as night blindness, pigmentation changes in the retina, narrowing of the visual field, and the eventual loss of vision.pigmentary retinopathy tapetoretinal retinopathy
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Scientific definitions for retinitis pigmentosa
[ rĕt′n-ī′tĭs pĭg′mĕn-tō′sə ]
A hereditary degenerative disease of the retina, characterized by difficulty seeing at night, pigmentary changes within the retina, and eventual loss of vision.
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