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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: blīnd′nes


  1. Loss of the sense of sight; absolute blindness connotes no light perception.
  2. Loss of visual appreciation of objects although visual acuity is normal.
  3. Absence of the appreciation of sensation, taste blindness.

Synonym(s): typhlosis

See Also: amblyopia, amaurosis

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