choroideremia

noun
cho·​roi·​de·​re·​mia
variants: or chiefly British choroideraemia \ ˌkōr-​ˌȯid-​ə-​ˈrē-​mē-​ə, ˈkȯr-​ How to pronounce choroideraemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of choroideremia

: progressive degeneration of the choroid that is an X-linked trait chiefly affecting males and that is characterized by night blindness, constriction of the visual field, and eventual blindness

Learn More about choroideremia

Cite this Entry

“Choroideremia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/choroideremia. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

Comments on choroideremia

What made you want to look up choroideremia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!