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

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/dis ad'euhp tay"sheuhn/, n. Ophthalm.
faulty adaptation of the iris and retina to light.
Also, dysaptation /dis'euhp tay"sheuhn/.
[DYS- + ADAPTATION]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 — Inability of the retina and iris to accommodate well to varying intensities of light. * * * 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

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