American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An area of diminished vision within the visual field.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A defect in the visual field.
- n. an area of impaired or lost vision within a field of vision otherwise in a good (or at least healthy) state
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Scotomy.
- n. an isolated area of diminished vision within the visual field
- From Late Latin scotoma, from Ancient Greek σκότωμα (skótōma), from σκότος (skótos, "darkness"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“The neurological term for this is scotoma, which is Greek for “blind spot.””
“We the Muslims need the Palestinians to remain locked in their plight so that they might continue to serve as the Ummah's scotoma (a blindspot) which literally prevents us from seeing our own more immediate distresses, distresses which might demand our attention and perhaps even require societal interventions.”
“We the Muslims need the Palestinians to remain locked in their plight so that they might continue to serve as the Ummah's scotoma a blindspot which literally prevents us from seeing our own more immediate distresses, distresses which might demand our attention and perhaps even require societal interventions .”
“Do you like what you now hear using real words (oldspeak) and what you now see putting aside scotoma and taking off those rose-colored glasses?”
“That is what you expect and therefore that is what you see (scotoma).”
“Now that you are free of newspeak, scotoma, and see clearly, you can grasp the probable results from ObamaCare, from adding a Government Insurance option to the mind-numbing morass of insurance choices and limitless paperwork.”
“Read the scintillating details of my scotoma here.”
“A patient, then aged 21, suffered three years ago from a scotoma almost central; and was first seen six months after that with a macular choroidal atrophy and abnormal pigmentation.”
“As has been shown by Bjeraum, the blind spot corresponding with the optic disc is enlarged in glaucoma, a relative scotoma often connecting it with the blind nasal portion of the field either above or below the horizontal meridian (Straub).”
“English ophthalmologist of his time, William Mackenzie (1791-1868; choroiditis, accommodation, asthenopy, scotoma).”
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