scotoma

noun
sco·​to·​ma | \ skə-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce scotoma (audio) \
plural scotomas or scotomata\ skə-​ˈtō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce scotoma (audio) \

Definition of scotoma

: a spot in the visual field in which vision is absent or deficient

Examples of scotoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Symptoms may be mild and temporary, or leave some viewers with blind spots called scotomas. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of scotoma

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scotoma

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, dimness of vision, from Greek skotōmat-, skotōma, from skotoun to darken, from skotos

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“Scotoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scotoma. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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scotoma

noun
sco·​to·​ma | \ skə-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce scotoma (audio) \
plural scotomas or scotomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce scotoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of scotoma

: a spot in the visual field in which vision is absent or deficient

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