scintillating scotoma

[ sĭntl-ā′tĭng ]

n.

A localized area of blindness that may follow the appearance of brilliantly colored shimmering lights and is associated with the aura of migraine.

Nearby words

  1. splenorrhagia,
  2. splenorrhaphy,
  3. splenotomy,
  4. splenotoxin,
  5. spleuchan,
  6. splicer,
  7. splicing,
  8. spliff,
  9. spline,
  10. splint


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