retinitis pigmentosa


retinitis pig·men·to·sa

noun \-ˌpig-mən-ˈtō-sə, -(ˌ)men-, -zə\

Definition of RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA

:  any of several hereditary progressive degenerative diseases of the eye marked by night blindness in the early stages, atrophy and pigment changes in the retina, constriction of the visual field, and eventual blindness

Origin of RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA

New Latin, pigmented retinitis
First Known Use: 1861

retinitis pig·men·to·sa

noun \-ˌpig-mən-ˈtō-sə, -(ˌ)men-, -zə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA

: any of several hereditary progressive degenerative diseases of the eye marked by night blindness in the early stages, atrophy and pigment changes in the retina, constriction of the visual field, and eventual blindness—abbreviation RP; called also pigmentary retinopathy

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