moon blindness

moon blindness

noun Veterinary Pathology.
a disease of horses in which the eyes suffer from recurring attacks of inflammation, eventually resulting in opacity and blindness.

Origin:
1710–20

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moon blindness
 
n
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
 
'moon-blind
 
adj

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