strabismus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strabismus abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Strabismus (Med) An affection of one or both eyes, in which the optic axes can not be directed to the same object, -- a defect due either to undue contraction or to undue relaxation of one or more of the muscles which move the eyeball; squinting; cross-eye.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strabismus Squint; a failure of one of the visual axes to pass through the fixation-point (the point which is looked at). The eye whose visnal axis passes through the fixation-point is called the working eye, the other the squinting eye.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strabismus strā-bis′mus squint
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to squint, fr. distorted, squinting
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—strabos, squinting—strephein, to twist.

Usage

In literature:

The varieties of strabismus are so common that they will be passed without mention.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
She kept one eye upon the pan and the other upon the intruder, risking strabismus.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
It is like strabismus, chloroform, lithotrity, a heap of monstrosities that the Government ought to prohibit.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
When, for any cause, the cooerdination is faulty, "cross eye," technically called strabismus, is produced.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Spiritual strabismus and mental myopia are the results of vicarious peeps at the universe.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
Pupils were widely dilated; internal strabismus of the right eye was present.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
I suppose you all know what strabismus means.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
It is like strabismus, chloroform, lithotrity, a heap of monstrosities that the Government ought to prohibit.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
See Strabismus, Class I.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
When it is paralysed, medial strabismus results.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
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