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Pronunciation: sko-to'ma, sko-to'ma-ta


  1. An isolated area of varying size and shape, within the visual field, in which vision is absent or depressed.
  2. A blind spot in psychological awareness.

[G. skotoma, vertigo, fr. skotos, darkness]

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