cross-eye

noun

1
: strabismus in which the eye turns inward toward the nose
2
cross-eyes plural : eyes affected with cross-eye
cross-eyed adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cross-eye was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Cross-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-eye. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cross-eye

noun
1
: strabismus in which the eye turns inward toward the nose

called also esotropia

compare walleye sense 2a
2
cross-eyes -ˈsīz How to pronounce cross-eye (audio) plural : eyes affected with cross-eye
the treatment of cross-eyes
cross-eyed adjective
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