macular degeneration

noun

Definition of macular degeneration

  1. :  progressive deterioration of the macula resulting in a gradual loss of the central part of the visual field; especially :  age-related macular degeneration

1918

First Known Use of macular degeneration

1918


Medical Dictionary

macular degeneration

noun

Medical Definition of macular degeneration

  1. :  progressive deterioration of the macula of the eye resulting in a gradual loss of the central part of the visual field; especially :  age-related macular degeneration


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