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moon blindness

noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
a disease of horses in which the eyes suffer from recurring attacks of inflammation, eventually resulting in opacity and blindness.
Origin of moon blindness
1710-1720
1710-20
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  • The lesions of the eyes may best be likened to moon blindness (periodic ophthalmia) in horses.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • One night on deck the conversation turned on moon blindness, and Loide testified to its effects.

    '19,000' Burford Delannoy
British Dictionary definitions for moon blindness

moon blindness

noun
1.
(ophthalmol) a nontechnical name for nyctalopia
2.
(vet science) Also called mooneye. a disorder affecting horses, which causes inflammation of the eyes and sometimes blindness
Derived Forms
moon-blind, adjective
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