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Pronunciation: kol-o-bo'ma

Definition: Any defect, congenital, pathologic, or artificial, especially of the eye due to incomplete closure of the retinal fissure.

[G. koloboma, lit., the part taken away in mutilation, fr. koloboo, to dock, mutilate]

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