diplopia

noun
dip·​lo·​pia | \ di-ˈplō-pē-ə How to pronounce diplopia (audio) \

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

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Other Words from diplopia

diplopic \ di-​ˈplō-​pik How to pronounce diplopic (audio) , -​ˈplä-​pik \ adjective

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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").

Examples of diplopia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Understandably, strabismus is frequently accompanied by diplopia, or double vision. Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Surfing With Sartre,’ by Aaron James," 2 Nov. 2017

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

First Known Use of diplopia

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diplopia

New Latin

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“Diplopia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diplopia. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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diplopia

noun
dip·​lo·​pia | \ dip-ˈlō-pē-ə How to pronounce diplopia (audio) \

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

Other Words from diplopia

diplopic \ -​ˈlō-​pik How to pronounce diplopic (audio) , -​ˈläp-​ik How to pronounce diplopic (audio) \ adjective

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