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[mass noun] Spasmodic or rhythmic contraction of the pupil of the eye, a symptom of some neurological conditions.
tightening, tensing, flexing, constrictingView synonyms
- ‘Even a pronounced hippus may be physiological and does not necessarily require extensive diagnostic investigations.’
Late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek hippos tremor of the eyes.
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