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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hem'er-al-o'pe-a

Definition: Inability to see as distinctly in a bright light as in reduced illumination; seen in patients with impaired cone function.

Synonym(s): day blindness, hemeranopia, night sight

[G. hemera, day, + alaos, obscure, + ops, eye]

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