American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A visual defect in which one eye cannot focus with the other on an object because of imbalance of the eye muscles. Also called squint.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Squint; a failure of one of the visual axes to pass through the fixation-point (the point which is looked at). The eye whose visnal axis passes through the fixation-point is called the working eye, the other the squinting eye.
- n. A defect of vision in which one eye cannot focus with the other on an object because of imbalance of the eye muscles; a squint.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) An affection of one or both eyes, in which the optic axes can not be directed to the same object, -- a defect due either to undue contraction or to undue relaxation of one or more of the muscles which move the eyeball; squinting; cross-eye.
- n. abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
- From Modern Latin strabismus, from Ancient Greek στραβισμός (strabismos), from στραβίζω (strabizō, "to squint"), from στραβός (strabos, “squinting”; whence the synonymous Latin strabus). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Greek strabismos, condition of squinting, from strabizein, to squint, from strabos, squinting. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The geographer, it appears, was afflicted with a peculiar squint of the eyes, hence the name strabismus, which the modern oculist applies to that particular infirmity.”
“As a child, Barry had three operations to fix her crossed eyes (a condition called strabismus), but she didn't realize that she couldn't see in 3-D until she attended a college lecture on vision.”
“And so, the primary adaptation to having misaligned eyes, a condition also called strabismus, is to suppress the input from one eye, and then you don't have to worry about double vision or visual confusion.”
“When, for any cause, the coördination is faulty, "cross eye," technically called strabismus, is produced.”
“There's a malaise in children that can prevent full stereopsis (depth perception) from developing, called strabismus or lazy-eye.”
“THURSDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Children with a condition called strabismus, in which their eyes aren't straight or don't line up with each other, may be less likely to be invited to birthday parties than other children, researchers have found.”
“If stereopsis does not fully develop, children will have a condition called strabismus, or "lazy eye," in which eyes don't focus on the same object and depth perception is thus compromised.”
“He speaks of it as "strabismus," which sounds very learned of course, and he goes on to explain that in actual fact this is not a bad thing, for he can preach very directly at his congregation, and no one will think the preacher has him particularly in his eye.”
““She has strabismus, which is a turning in of one of her eyes, and it’s something that we’ve been looking out for for a while,” Larry tells ET’s MARK STEINES.”
“At first sight I believed it was an illusion, caused by fatigue of the eye and some new kind of strabismus, but I had to yield to the evidence.”
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