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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: si-klo'pe-a


A congenital defect in which the two orbits are united to form a single cavity containing one eye, which typically results from union of the right and left optic primordia, usually combined with holoprosencephaly or cyclencephaly.

Synonym(s): cyclopea, synophthalmia, synophthalmus

[G. Kyklops, fr. kyklos, circle, + ops, eye]

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