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river blindness

noun, Pathology
Origin of river blindness
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples from the web for river blindness
  • We treat about ten million people a year to prevent onchocerciasis, or river blindness.
  • The doctor says that those bugs carry onchocerciasis, or river blindness.
  • People go blind because they don't have the simple drugs to prevent river blindness.
British Dictionary definitions for river blindness

river blindness

noun
1.
another name for onchocerciasis
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river blindness in Medicine

river blindness riv·er blindness (rĭv'ər)
n.
See onchocerciasis.

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