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Recent Examples of diplopia from the Web
Understandably, strabismus is frequently accompanied by diplopia, or double vision.
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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
medical Definition of diplopia
diplopicplay \-ˈlō-pik, -ˈläp-ik\ adjective
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