strabismus

[struh-biz-muhs]
noun Ophthalmology.
a disorder of vision due to a deviation from normal orientation of one or both eyes so that both cannot be directed at the same object at the same time; squint; crossed eyes.

Origin:
1675–85; < Neo-Latin < Greek strabismós, equivalent to strab(ós) squinting + -ismos -ism

strabismal, strabismic, strabismical, adjective
strabismally, adverb
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strabismus (strəˈbɪzməs)
 
n
Also called: squint abnormal alignment of one or both eyes, characterized by a turning inwards or outwards from the nose thus preventing parallel vision: caused by paralysis of an eye muscle, etc
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek strabismos, from strabizein to squint, from strabos cross-eyed]
 
stra'bismal
 
adj
 
stra'bismic
 
adj
 
stra'bismical
 
adj

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strabismus
"a squint," 1684, from Mod.L., from Gk. strabismos, from strabizein "to squint," from strabos "squinting, squint-eyed." Earlier in Anglicized form strabism (1656).
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strabismus stra·bis·mus (strə-bĭz'məs)
n.
A visual defect in which one eye cannot focus with the other on an objective because of imbalance of the eye muscles. Also called heterotropia, squint, tropia.


stra·bis'mal (-məl) or stra·bis'mic (-mĭk) adj.
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But the kittens in these studies had strabismus, or misaligned eyes.
Strabismus affects three quarters of people with spastic diplegia.
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