daltonism


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dal·ton·ism

also Dal·ton·ism  (dôl′tə-nĭz′əm)
n.
An inherited defect in perception of red and green; red-green colorblindness.

[After John Dalton.]

dal·to′ni·an (-tō′nē-ən), dal·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.

daltonism

(ˈdɔːltəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Medicine) colour blindness, esp the confusion of red and green
[C19: from French daltonisme, after John Dalton]
daltonic adj

Daltonism

red-green color blindness.
See also: Color, Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Daltonism - dichromacy characterized by a lowered sensitivity to green light resulting in an inability to distinguish green and purplish-red
Translations

daltonism

[ˈdɔːltənɪzəm] Ndaltonismo m

daltonism

nFarbenblindheit f, → Daltonismus m (dated spec), → Rotgrünblindheit f

dal·ton·ism

n. daltonismo, dificultad para percibir colores.
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He is perhaps most famous for his pioneering work on atomic theory at the very beginning of the nineteenth century or his analysis of color blindness, which is still known as Daltonism in some places.
So much so that in 1886 the Austrian psychiatrist Krafft-Ebing coined the word Masochism to describe these anomalies, just as he had named the opposite behaviour Sadism after the French Marquis, corresponding to the eponymous usage of Daltonism from the discoverer of colour-blindness.