dysadaptation

Inability of the retina and iris to accommodate well to varying intensities of light.

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dys·ad·ap·ta·tion dis-.ad-.ap-'tā-shən, -əp- n an impaired ability of the iris and retina to adapt properly to variations in light intensities that is often indicative of vitamin A deficiency

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dys·ad·ap·ta·tion (dis″ad-ap-taґshən) dysaptation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • dysadaptation — /dis ad euhp tay sheuhn/, n. Ophthalm. faulty adaptation of the iris and retina to light. Also, dysaptation /dis euhp tay sheuhn/. [DYS + ADAPTATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • dysadaptation — n. defect in the ability of the reticulum and the iris to adapt to light (Optometry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dysadaptation — dys·adaptation …   English syllables

  • dysadaptation — dəs, (|)dis+ noun Etymology: dys + adaptation : an impaired ability of the iris and retina to adapt properly to variations in light intensities that is often indicative of vitamin A deficiency * * * /dis ad euhp tay sheuhn/, n. Ophthalm. faulty… …   Useful english dictionary

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