cyclopia

cyclopia

[sahy-kloh-pee-uh]
noun Pathology.
a congenital defect characterized by fusion of the orbits into a single cavity containing one eye.
Also called synophthalmia.


Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin < Greek Kýklōp(s) Cyclops + -ia -ia

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cyclopia cy·clo·pi·a (sī-klō'pē-ə)
n.
A congenital defect in which the two orbits merge to form a single cavity containing one eye. Also called synophthalmia.

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