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/ strəˈbɪz məs /
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noun Ophthalmology.

a disorder of vision due to a deviation from normal orientation of one or both eyes so that both cannot be directed at the same object at the same time; squint; crossed eyes.



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Origin of strabismus

1675–85; <New Latin <Greek strabismós, equivalent to strab(ós) squinting + -ismos-ism
stra·bis·mal, stra·bis·mic, stra·bis·mi·cal, adjectivestra·bis·mal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for strabismus

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abnormal alignment of one or both eyes, characterized by a turning inwards or outwards from the nose thus preventing parallel vision: caused by paralysis of an eye muscle, etcAlso called: squint
strabismal, strabismic or strabismical, adjective
C17: via New Latin from Greek strabismos, from strabizein to squint, from strabos cross-eyed
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Medical definitions for strabismus

[ strə-bĭzməs ]


A visual defect in which one eye cannot focus with the other on an objective because of imbalance of the eye muscles.heterotropia squint tropia
stra•bismal (-məl) null adj.
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