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scotoma

[ skoh-toh-muh ]
/ sko蕣藞to蕣 m蓹 /
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noun, plural sco路to路mas, sco路to路ma路ta [skoh-toh-muh-tuh]. /sko蕣藞to蕣 m蓹 t蓹/. Pathology.
loss of vision in a part of the visual field; blind spot.
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Origin of scotoma

1535鈥45; <Late Latin <Greek sk贸t艒ma dizziness. See scoto-, -oma

OTHER WORDS FROM scotoma

sco路tom路a路tous [skoh-tom-uh-tuhs], /sko蕣藞t蓲m 蓹 t蓹s/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scotoma

scotoma
/ (sk蓲藞t蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-m蓹t蓹)
pathol a blind spot; a permanent or temporary area of depressed or absent vision caused by lesions of the visual system, viewing the sun directly (eclipse scotoma), squinting, etc
psychol a mental blind spot; inability to understand or perceive certain matters

Derived forms of scotoma

scotomatous (sk蓲藞t蓲m蓹t蓹s), adjective

Word Origin for scotoma

C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek skot艒ma giddiness, from skotoun to make dark, from skotos darkness
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Medical definitions for scotoma

scotoma
[ sk蓹-t艒m蓹 ]

n. pl. sco鈥o鈥as
An area of diminished vision within the visual field.
blind spot
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