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amaurosis

[am-aw-roh-sis] /ˌæm ɔˈroʊ sɪs/
noun
1.
partial or total loss of sight, especially in the absence of a gross lesion or injury.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Greek: darkening, hindrance to sight, equivalent to amaur(ós) dim, dark + -ōsis -osis
Related forms
amaurotic
[am-aw-rot-ik] /ˌæm ɔˈrɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amauroses

amaurosis

/ˌæmɔːˈrəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(pathol) blindness, esp when occurring without observable damage to the eye
Derived Forms
amaurotic (ˌæmɔːˈrɒtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Greek: darkening, from amauroun to dim, darken
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amauroses in Medicine

amaurosis am·au·ro·sis (ām'ô-rō'sĭs)
n.
Blindness, especially without apparent change in the eye, as from a cortical lesion.


am'au·rot'ic (-rŏt'ĭk) adj.
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