Scotoma



noun, plural scotomas, scotomata
[skoh-toh-muh-tuh] /skoʊˈtoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
1.
loss of vision in a part of the visual field; blind spot.
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
(pathol) a blind spot; a permanent or temporary area of depressed or absent vision caused by lesions of the visual system, viewing the sun directly (eclipse scotoma), squinting, etc
2.
(psychol) a mental blind spot; inability to understand or perceive certain matters

scotoma sco·to·ma (skə-tō’mə)
n. pl. sco·to·mas or sco·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)

An area of diminished vision within the visual field.

See blind spot.

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