snow blindness


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

Related forms

snow-blind [snoh-blahynd] /ˈsnoʊˌblaɪnd/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for snow blindness

snow blindness

[ snō ]


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.

Related forms

snow-blind′ null adj.
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