from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tape-tum.


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  • We're not talking about people who are born blind here, but for people suffering from macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa, which is what the father and daughter in this piece, has.

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  • "After that they sent her to an eye doctor and we found out that she had retinitis pigmentosa, which is a degenerative disease of the rods and cones in her eyes," she said.

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  • Scientists said they used a non-viral, synthetic nanoparticle carrier to improve and save the sight of mice with retinitis pigmentosa, which is incurable.

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  • They say people with retinitis pigmentosa, which is an inherited eye prerequilocale, should not paunch this stimulant as articulately.


  • In this condition, clumps of black pigment (the "pigmentosa" part) are scattered in the retina and interfere with sight. Latest Headlines

  • According to the National Eye Institute, more than 100,000 Americans suffer from retinitis pigmentosa, which is caused by more than 100 different genetic mutations. retinitis pigmentosa, this may be tremendously important, "says Martin Friedlander, M.D.,


  • My father carried the retinitis pigmentosa gene, which causes a deterioration of the retina.

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  • About one in 3,000 people are blind due to one of this group of hereditary diseases, called retinitis pigmentosa, and might potentially benefit from the artificial retina.

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  • Amanda had retinitis pigmentosa, Thalia was burned, Noelle had endometriosis, Heather had Asperger's.

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  • Tim Michell, 54, a middle-school math teacher and varsity basketball coach in Marion, Mich., was diagnosed with atypical retinitis pigmentosa at age 40.

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