hemeralopia

hemeralopia

[hem-er-uh-loh-pee-uh]
noun Ophthalmology.
a condition of the eyes in which sight is normal in the night or in a dim light but is abnormally poor or wholly absent in the day or in a bright light.
Also called day blindness.


Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin < Greek hēmeralōp- (stem of hēmerálōps having such a condition (hēmer(a) day +al(aós) blind + -ōps having such an appearance) + -ia -ia; cf. -opia

hemeralopic [hem-er-uh-lop-ik] , adjective
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hemeralopia (ˌhɛmərəˈləʊpɪə)
 
n
Compare nyctalopia Nontechnical name: day blindness inability to see clearly in bright light
 
[C18: New Latin, from Greek hēmeralōps, from hēmera day + alaos blind + ōps eye]
 
hemeralopic
 
adj

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hemeralopia hem·er·a·lo·pi·a (hěm'ər-ə-lō'pē-ə)
n.
A visual defect marked by the inability to see as clearly in bright light as in dim light. Also called day blindness.

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