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scotoma

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noun sco·to·ma \skə-ˈtō-mə\

Definition of scotoma

plural sco·to·mas or sco·to·ma·taplay play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  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


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scotoma

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noun sco·to·ma \skə-ˈtō-mə\

Medical Definition of scotoma

plural sco·to·mas or sco·to·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

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




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