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A visual defect characterized by the inability to discern blue and yellow.
[Greek tritos, third; see trei- in Indo-European roots + Greek anōpiā, blindness (an-, not; see a-1 + -ōpiā, -opia), so called because blue is considered the third of the primary colors.]
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(Pathology) a form of colour blindness in which there is a tendency to confuse blues and greens and in which sensitivity to blue is reduced
[C19/20: from New Latin, from Greek tritos third + New Latin anopia blindness; signifying that only two thirds of the spectrum can be distinguished]
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a defect of the eyesight in which the retina does not respond to blue and yellow. — tritanope, n. — tritanopic, adj.See also: Eyes
a defect of the eyesight in which the retina does not respond to blue and yellow. — tritanope, n. — tritanopic, adj.See also: Color
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|Noun||1.||tritanopia - rare form of dichromacy characterized by a lowered sensitivity to blue light resulting in an inability to distinguish blue and yellow|
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