scotoma


sco·to·ma

noun \skə-ˈtō-mə\
plural sco·to·mas or sco·to·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of SCOTOMA

:  a spot in the visual field in which vision is absent or deficient

Origin of SCOTOMA

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, dimness of vision, from Greek skotōmat-, skotōma, from skotoun to darken, from skotos
First Known Use: 1875

sco·to·ma

noun \skə-ˈtō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sco·to·mas or sco·to·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of SCOTOMA

: a spot in the visual field in which vision is absent or deficient

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