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 diplopia (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, 2 Nov. 2017

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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 19 Jun. 2021.

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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 diplopia (audio) , -​ˈläp-​ik How to pronounce diplopia (audio) \ adjective

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