[ struh-biz-muhs ]
/ strəˈbɪz məs /
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
) squinting + -ismos-ism
OTHER WORDS FROM strabismusstra·bis·mal, stra·bis·mic, stra·bis·mi·cal, adjectivestra·bis·mal·ly, adverb
Words nearby strabismus
St. Pierre and Miquelon
, St. Quentin
, straddle the fence
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Example sentences from the Web for strabismus
On the other hand, in concomitant strabismus, restriction of movement towards the opposite side not unfrequently develops itself.
Strabismus is present when one eye only is directed to the fixed point, while the visual line of the other eye deviates from it.
Thus it happens frequently in divergent strabismus, when one eye is myopic, the other emmetropic.
For near objects the myopic eye is used without accommodation and therefore also without convergent strabismus of the right.
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
Derived forms of strabismusstrabismal, strabismic or strabismical, adjective
Word Origin for strabismus
C17: via New Latin from Greek strabismos, from strabizein to squint, from strabos cross-eyed
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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
Other words from strabismusstra•bis′mal (-məl) null adj.
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