tritanopia

tritanopia

[trahyt-n-oh-pee-uh]
noun Ophthalmology.
a defect of vision in which the retina fails to respond to blue and yellow.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin, equivalent to trit- (< Greek trítos third) + an- an-1 + -opia -opia

tritanopic [trahyt-n-op-ik] , adjective
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tritanopia (ˌtraɪtəˈnəʊpɪə, ˌtrɪt-)
 
n
a form of colour blindness in which there is a tendency to confuse blues and greens and in which sensitivity to blue is reduced
 
[C19/20: from New Latin, from Greek tritos third + New Latin anopia blindness; signifying that only two thirds of the spectrum can be distinguished]
 
tritanopic
 
adj

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tritanopia tri·tan·o·pi·a (trī'tə-nō'pē-ə)
n.
A deficiency in color preception characterized by an inability to discern blue and yellow due to an absence of blue-sensitive pigment in the retina.

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