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retinitis pigmentosa

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noun retinitis pig·men·to·sa \-ˌpig-mən-ˈtō-sə, -(ˌ)men-, -zə\

Definition of retinitis pigmentosa

  1. :  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 and Etymology of retinitis pigmentosa

New Latin, pigmented retinitis


First Known Use: 1861


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retinitis pigmentosa

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noun retinitis pig·men·to·sa \-ˌpig-mən-ˈtō-sə, -(ˌ)men-, -zə\

Medical Definition of retinitis pigmentosa

  1. :  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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