retinitis pigmentosaretinitis pig·men·tosa
an inherited, incurable eye disease that gradually destroys the retina and optic nerve, slowly reducing the field of vision until total blindness occurs
Origin of retinitis pigmentosaModern Latin ; from pigmentosa, feminine of pigmentosus, pigmentary ; from pigmentum, paint, pigment; see retinitis
A hereditary degenerative disease of the retina, characterized by night blindness, pigmentary changes within the retina, and eventual loss of vision.
Origin of retinitis pigmentosaNew Latin pigment&omacron;sa, feminine of pigment&omacron;sus, pigmented.