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amaurosis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amaurosis  \Am`au*ro"sis\,  n.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  dark,  dim.]  (Med.) 
  A  loss  or  decay  of  sight,  from  loss  of  power  in  the  optic 
  nerve,  without  any  perceptible  external  change  in  the  eye;  -- 
  called  also  {gutta  serena},  the  ``{drop  serene}''  of  Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amaurosis 
  n  :  partial  or  total  loss  of  sight  without  pathology  of  the  eye; 
  caused  by  disease  of  optic  nerve  or  retina  or  brain 




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