diplopia

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noun dip·lo·pia \di-ˈplō-pē-ə\

Definition of diplopia

  1. :  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

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1811


Medical Dictionary

diplopia

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noun dip·lo·pia \dip-ˈlō-pē-ə\

Medical Definition of diplopia

  1. :  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

\-ˈlō-pik, -ˈläp-ik\play play adjective


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