American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See night blindness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Night-blindness.
- n. Day-blindness.
- n. medicine The inability to see clearly in dim light; night blindness
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A disease of the eye, in consequence of which the patient can see well in a faint light or at twilight, but is unable to see during the day or in a strong light; day blindness.
- n. See moonblink.
- n. inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder
- Late Latin nyctalōpia, from Greek nuktalōps, night-blind : nux, nukt-, night; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots + alaos, blind + ōps, ōp-, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“His nyctalopia was a great advantage, his cat-like sight enabling him to distinguish the smallest object in the deepest gloom.”
““Confound the nyctalopia!” said Paganel, inwardly, though delighted to be of any service to his friend.”
“Cataract attacks the blue-eyed more, but what is called ‘nyctalopia’ the dark-eyed.”
“A. Day: nyctalopia (nik-tuh-LO-pee-uh) noun: Night blindness: a condition in which vision is faint or completely lost at night or in dim light.”
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“Hippocratic writings mention amblyopia, nyctalopia, and glaucoma.”
“Confound the nyctalopia!" said Paganel, inwardly, though delighted to be of any service to his friend.”
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