Definitions

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

  • noun An area of diminished vision within the visual field.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A defect in the visual field.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Scotomy.

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  • noun an area of impaired or lost vision within a field of vision otherwise in a good (or at least healthy) state

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an isolated area of diminished vision within the visual field

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin scotōma, from Late Latin, dim sight, from Greek skotōma, dizziness, from skotoun, to darken, from skotos, darkness.]

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From Late Latin scotoma, from Ancient Greek σκότωμα (skótōma), from σκότος (skótos, "darkness").

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  • ...a genius if ever there was one, the possessor, together with the appalling insight, of all the scotomas and quirks of such dedicated powers...

    - Malcolm Lowry, October Ferry to Gabriola

    July 30, 2008