amaurotic idiocy

noun

Definition of amaurotic idiocy

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: any of several recessive genetic conditions characterized by the accumulation of lipid-containing cells in the viscera and nervous system, intellectual disability, and impaired vision or blindness especially : tay-sachs disease

First Known Use of amaurotic idiocy

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Amaurotic idiocy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amaurotic%20idiocy. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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amaurotic idiocy

noun
variants: or amaurotic family idiocy

Medical Definition of amaurotic idiocy

dated, now offensive
: any of several recessive genetic conditions characterized by the accumulation of lipid-containing cells in the viscera and nervous system, intellectual disability, and impaired vision or blindness especially : tay-sachs disease

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