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
diplopicplay \-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
First Known Use: circa 1811See Words from the same year
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