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Total loss of vision, especially when occurring without pathological changes to the eye.
[Greek amaurōsis, from amauroun, to make dim, from amauros, dark.]
am′au·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(Medicine) pathol blindness, esp when occurring without observable damage to the eye
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: darkening, from amauroun to dim, darken]
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am•au•ro•sis(ˌæm ɔˈroʊ sɪs)
partial or total loss of sight, esp. in the absence of a gross lesion or injury.
[1650–60; < Greek: darkening, hindrance to sight]
am`au•rot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.
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a condition of partial or total blindness, caused by a disease of the optie nerve. — amaurotic, adj.See also: Blindness
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|Noun||1.||amaurosis - partial or total loss of sight without pathology of the eye; caused by disease of optic nerve or retina or brain|
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