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amblyopia

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noun am·bly·opia \ˌam-blē-ˈō-pē-ə\

Definition of amblyopia

  1. :  dimness of sight especially in one eye without apparent change in the eye structures —called also lazy eye

am·bly·opicplay \-ˈō-pik, -ˈä-pik\ adjective


Origin of amblyopia

New Latin, from Greek amblyōpia, from amblys blunt, dull + -ōpia -opia — more at mollify


First Known Use: circa 1706


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amblyopia

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noun am·bly·opia \ˌam-blē-ˈō-pē-ə\

Medical Definition of amblyopia

  1. :  dimness of sight especially in one eye without apparent change in the eye structures—called also lazy eye, lazy-eye blindness

  2. am·bly·opic \-ˈō-pik, -ˈäp-ik\play play adjective




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