from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Paralysis of the ciliary muscles of the eye, resulting in the loss of visual accommodation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Paralysis of the ciliary muscle of the eye.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun paralysis of the ciliary muscle of the eye, resulting in a loss of accommodation


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