strabismus

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noun stra·bis·mus \strə-ˈbiz-məs\

Definition of strabismus

  1. :  inability of one eye to attain binocular vision with the other because of imbalance of the muscles of the eyeball —called also squint — compare cross-eye

strabismic

play \-mik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of strabismus

New Latin, from Greek strabismos condition of squinting, from strabizein to squint, from strabos squint-eyed; akin to Greek strephein to twist


First Known Use: circa 1684


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strabismus

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noun stra·bis·mus \strə-ˈbiz-məs\

Medical Definition of strabismus

  1. :  inability of one eye to attain binocular vision with the other because of imbalance of the muscles of the eyeball—called also heterotropia, squint; compare cross-eye


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