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a structural defect of the eye, esp in the choroid, retina, or iris
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C19: New Latin, from Greek kolobōma a part taken away in mutilation, from kolobos cut short
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  • coloboma (eye fissure) is also not infrequent among the degenerate.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
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coloboma col·o·bo·ma (kŏl'ə-bō'mə)
n. pl. col·o·bo·mas or col·o·bo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
An anomaly of the eye, usually a developmental defect, often resulting in some vision loss.

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