diplopia

noun dip·lo·pia \ di-ˈplō-pē-ə \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of diplopia

: a disorder of vision in which two images of a single object are seen (as from unequal action of the eye muscles) called also double vision

diplopic

play \-ˈplō-pik, -ˈplä-pik\ adjective

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Did You Know?

We won't give you any double-talk about diplopia. The word is simply the sum of the combining forms dipl- (meaning "double") and -opia (meaning "vision"). Visionarily speaking, the linguistic relatives of diplopia include hyperopia ("farsightedness"), myopia ("nearsightedness"), deuteranopia ("red-green color blindness"), and presbyopia ("loss of elasticity in the eye's lens").

Origin and Etymology of diplopia

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Medical Dictionary

diplopia

noun dip·lo·pia \ dip-ˈlō-pē-ə \

medical Definition of diplopia

: a disorder of vision in which two images of a single object are seen (as from unequal action of the eye muscles) called also double vision

diplopic

play \-ˈlō-pik, -ˈläp-ik\ adjective


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