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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: im-bal'ants


  1. Lack of equality between opposing forces.
  2. Lack of equality in some aspect of binocular vision (muscle balance, image size, and/or image shape).

[L. in- neg. + bi-lanx (-lanc-), having two scales, fr. bis, twice, + lanx, dish, scale of a balance]

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