moon blindness

noun

: a recurrent inflammation of the eye of the horse

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1720, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moon blindness was circa 1720

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“Moon blindness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moon%20blindness. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

moon blindness

noun
: a recurrent inflammation of the eye of the horse

called also periodic ophthalmia

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