strabismus

noun
stra·​bis·​mus | \ strə-ˈbiz-məs How to pronounce strabismus (audio) \

Definition of strabismus

: 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

Other Words from strabismus

strabismic \ strə-​ˈbiz-​mik How to pronounce strabismus (audio) \ adjective

Examples of strabismus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her work, a blend of imagery and abstraction, has stemmed from her eye condition strabismus. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 17 June 2022 Those measurements were consistent with a diagnosis of strabismus. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 18 Oct. 2018 The great Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci may have suffered from an unusual visual tic: an intermittent outward turn of the eye, clinically known as strabismus. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 18 Oct. 2018 As dangerous as botulinum is, precise medical applications in tiny doses — best known as Botox — can treat several conditions, including incontinence, strabismus (crossed eyes) and, of course, wrinkles. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 25 Sep. 2018 There is a condition called strabismus that affects the alignment of the eyes. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, 6 Feb. 2018 Maybe Sartre’s worries about authenticity and absurdity had something to do with his strabismus, or wandering eye, or, less poetically, walleye. Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Nov. 2017 Understandably, strabismus is frequently accompanied by diplopia, or double vision. Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Nov. 2017 The problem is widespread, said Varma, even among children suffering from observable conditions, such as lazy eye (amblyopia) or crossed eyes (strabismus). Alan Mozes, chicagotribune.com, 8 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of strabismus

circa 1684, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strabismus

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

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“Strabismus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strabismus. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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strabismus

noun
stra·​bis·​mus | \ strə-ˈbiz-məs How to pronounce strabismus (audio) \

Medical Definition of strabismus

: 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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