retinal detachment

Definition of retinal detachment

  1. :  a condition in which the retina of the eye is no longer connected to the eye as it should be

Word by Word Definitions

retinalplay
  1. :  of, relating to, involving, or being a retina

  1. :  a yellowish to orange aldehyde C20H28O derived from vitamin A that in combination with proteins forms the visual pigments of the retinal rods and cones

detachmentplay
  1. :  the action or process of detaching :  separation

    :  the dispatch of a body of troops or part of a fleet from the main body for a special mission or service

    :  the part so dispatched


Medical Dictionary

retinal detachment

noun

Medical Definition of retinal detachment

  1. :  a condition of the eye in which the retina has separated from the choroid—called also detached retina, detachment of the retina


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