amaurosis

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noun am·au·ro·sis \ˌa-mȯ-ˈrō-səs\

Definition of amaurosis

plural

amauroses

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  1. :  partial or complete loss of sight occurring especially without an externally perceptible change in the eye

amaurotic

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Origin and Etymology of amaurosis

New Latin, from Greek amaurōsis, literally, dimming, from amauroun to dim, from amauros dim


Medical Dictionary

amaurosis

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noun am·au·ro·sis \ˌam-ȯ-ˈrō-səs\

Medical Definition of amaurosis

plural

amauroses

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  1. :  partial or complete loss of sight occurring especially without an externally perceptible change in the eye

amaurotic

\-ˈrät-ik\play adjective

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