Definition of amaurosis in English:

amaurosis

noun

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

    • ‘Leber congenital amaurosis is an inherited disease that is believed to cause up to 20 percent of all cases of childhood blindness.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

amaurosis

/ˌamôˈrōsəs//ˌæmɔˈroʊsəs/