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macular degeneration

noun, Ophthalmology
1.
degeneration of the central portion of the retina, resulting in a loss of sharp vision.
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macular degeneration

noun
1.
pathological changes in the macula lutea, resulting in loss of central vision: a common cause of blindness in the elderly
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macular de-generation in Medicine

macular degeneration n.
Degeneration of the macula lutea characterized by spots of pigmentation and causing a reduction or loss of central vision.

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macular de-generation in Science
macular degeneration
  (māk'yə-lər)   
A progressive condition, usually seen in the elderly, characterized by a gradual loss of vision in the central area of the visual field and eventual blindness.
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