Hemeralopia definition

hĕmər-ə-lōpē-ə
A visual defect characterized by the inability to see as clearly in bright light as in dim light.
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A defect in the eye in which the vision is reduced in the daylight or in bright light.
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A visual defect characterized by the inability to see as clearly in bright light as in dim light.
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(medicine) The inability to see clearly in bright light; day blindness.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hemeralopia
Plural:
hemeralopias

Origin of hemeralopia

  • New Latin hēmeralōpia from Greek hēmeralōps suffering from hemeralopia hēmera day alaos blind ōps eye nyctalopia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition