Definition of amaurosis in English:

amaurosis

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Partial or total blindness without visible change in the eye, typically due to disease of the optic nerve, spinal cord, or brain.

    • ‘Another popular writer of detective stories was Ernest Bramah, creator of the blind detective Max Carrados, sufferer of amaurosis.’
    • ‘Other visual symptoms may include amaurosis fugax, diplopia and partial loss of vision.’
    • ‘Leber congenital amaurosis is an inherited disease that is believed to cause up to 20 percent of all cases of childhood blindness.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Greek amaurōsis, from amauroun darken, from amauros dim.

Pronunciation:

amaurosis

/ˌamɔːˈrəʊsɪs/