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Ishihara

adjective Ishi·ha·ra \ ˌish-ē-ˈhär-ə \

medical Definition of Ishihara

: of, relating to, or used in an Ishihara test
  • Ishihara plates
  • the Ishihara method

Biographical Note for ishihara

  • Ishihara \ē-shē-hä-rä\, Shinobu (1879–1963), Japanese ophthalmologist. Ishihara introduced his test for color blindness in 1917. The test calls for the discernment of figures or patterned lines formed from colored dots placed in a field of dots of another color. Ishihara also published studies of Daltonism and trachoma.

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