snow blindness


noun

the usually temporary dimming of the sight caused by the glare of reflected sunlight on snow.

Origin of snow blindness

First recorded in 1740–50

OTHER WORDS FROM snow blindness

snow-blind [snoh-blahynd] /ˈsnoʊˌblaɪnd/, adjective
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Medical definitions for snow blindness

snow blindness
[ snō ]

n.

A usually temporary loss of vision and inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea caused by exposure to bright sunlight and ultraviolet rays reflected from snow or ice.

Other words from snow blindness

snow-blind′ null adj.
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