from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An area of diminished vision within the visual field.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an area of impaired or lost vision within a field of vision otherwise in a good (or at least healthy) state
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Scotomy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A defect in the visual field.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an isolated area of diminished vision within the visual field
New Latin scotōma, from Late Latin, dim sight, from Greek skotōma, dizziness, from skotoun, to darken, from skotos, darkness.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin scotoma, from Ancient Greek σκότωμα (skótōma), from σκότος (skótos, "darkness"). (Wiktionary)