Definition of scotoma
: a spot in the visual field in which vision is absent or deficient
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Symptoms may be mild and temporary, or leave some viewers with blind spots called scotomas.
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Origin and Etymology of scotoma
New Latin, from Medieval Latin, dimness of vision, from Greek skotōmat-, skotōma, from skotoun to darken, from skotos
First Known Use: 1822See Words from the same year
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