amaurosis

play
noun am·au·ro·sis \ˌa-mȯ-ˈrō-səs\

Definition of amaurosis

plural

amauroses

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

amaurotic

play \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

Recent Examples of amaurosis from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'amaurosis'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of amaurosis

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


Medical Dictionary

amaurosis

play
noun am·au·ro·sis \ˌam-ȯ-ˈrō-səs\

Medical Definition of amaurosis

plural

amauroses

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

amaurotic

\-ˈrät-ik\play adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up amaurosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to bring about or cause (something)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!