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Pronunciation: ti-kop'se-a

Definition: The jagged, shimmering visual sensation resembling the fortifications of a walled medieval town; the scintillating scotoma of migraine.

Synonym(s): fortification phenomenon

[G. teichos, wall, + opsis, vision]

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