Noun Achromatopsy Definition and Examples


Noun:

Achromatopsy

Pronunciation:

/əkrəʊməˈtɒpsɪə//ˌeɪkrəʊməˈtɒpsɪə/

Definition:
1.

noun

Inability to distinguish between some or (usually) all colours; absence, severe impairment, or loss of colour vision; colour blindness, especially monochromatism.
    ((n.) Color blindness; inability to distinguish colors; Daltonism.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From German Achromatopsie, † Achromatopsia from ancient Greek ἀχρώματος + Hellenistic Greek -οψία.

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