Definitions

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  • n. A congenital abnormality in which the orbits of the eye do not divide to form separate sockets

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In teratology, a malformation in which the orbits form a single continuous cavity. Also called synophthalmia.
  • n. A genus of shrubs of the family Fabace√¶.

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  • n. a developmental abnormality in which there is only one eye

Etymologies

Ancient Greek  (Cyclops) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Just a point that life cannot happen with cyclopia, no one is ever know to have survived more than a few weeks, most last seconds.

    Baby Warning Instructions

  • By all estimations, I should not be alive, or I should have had such deformities as cyclopia and such.

    Baby Warning Instructions

  • The child was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal disorder, known as cyclopia.

    Baby Warning Instructions

  • A one-eyed child suffering from a rare chromosomal disorder known as cyclopia was born in a hospital in Chennai earlier this week.

    Boing Boing: July 30, 2006 - August 5, 2006 Archives

  • Instances of cyclopia are generally attributed to outside factors like ambient pollution, radiation, drugs and the introduction of other agents that can alter fetal development.

    Boing Boing: July 30, 2006 - August 5, 2006 Archives

  • Port Elizabeth resident Noel Gray is credited with the rediscovery of cyclopia longifolia, one of the fynbos honey tea species.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Cases of living cyclopia, or individuals with one eye in the center of the forehead after the manner of the mythical Cyclops, are quite rare.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • While rare, "cyclopia" is a real developmental anomaly in which only one eye develops.

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  • Has there ever been a child with cyclopia that has actually lived after birth?

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  • Restored to an indefinite amniotic bath of chemicals - at a time when microcephaly, conjoined twins, cyclopia and other congenital anomalies presented as many physical as spiritual questions - Herzog's lost souls are those belonging to infants we call "unviable."

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