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hippus

[hip-uh s] /ˈhɪp əs/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
spasmodic contraction of the pupil of the eye.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Neo-Latin < Greek híppos horse, complaint of the eye

-hippus

1.
variant of hippo- as final element of compounds:
eohippus.
Origin
< Latin < Greek -hippos
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hippus hip·pus (hĭp'əs)
n.
Spasmodic, rhythmical dilation and constriction of the pupil, independent of illumination, convergence, or psychic stimuli.

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