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Definition of "amaurosis" []

  • Total loss of vision, especially when occurring without pathological changes to the eye. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amaurosis" in a sentence
  • "So, too, I said I would treat a negative disease, such as amaurosis or torpidity of liver, with the negative pole, placing the positive pole on either some healthy or morbidly positive part."
  • "In 'amaurosis', the eye is beautifully clear, and, for a little while, this clearness imposes upon the casual observer; but there is a peculiar pellucid appearance about the eye -- a preternatural and unchanging brightness."
  • "Haas was born with a kind of degenerative blindness called Leber's congenital amaurosis."