Definition of Monochromasy
1. Noun. Complete color blindness; colors can be differentiated only on the basis of brightness.
Generic synonyms: Color Blindness, Color Vision Deficiency, Colour Blindness, Colour Vision Deficiency
Derivative terms: Monochromatic
Medical Definition of Monochromasy
1. A severe congenital deficiency in colour perception, often associated with nystagmus and reduced visual acuity. Synonym: achromatic vision, monochromasia, monochromasy, monochromatism. Origin: G. A-priv. + chroma, colour, + opsis, vision (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Monochromasy
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1. Studies from the Yale Psychological Laboratory by Yale University Psychological Laboratory, Edward Wheeler Scripture (1902)
"To illustrate monochromasy one lantern alone is used, the color being left to an arbitrary choice." The method also furnishes a remarkable analogy to the ..."
2. Proceedings: Comptes-rendus (1901)
"Still another form of color-vision is found in monochromasy. ... In cases of congenital monochromasy it is undoubtedly not red, green or blue1. ..."
3. The New Psychology by Edward Wheeler Scripture (1897)
"Congenital monochromasy cannot be considered to have arisen from ... although such a form of pathological monochromasy may perhaps occur. ..."
4. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1895)
"Arthur König describes an interesting and new case of monochromasy, that is, of almost colorless seeing. The right eye of the patient is ..."
5. Practitioner's medical dictionary by George Milbry Gould (1910)
"A person in whom all the variations of the world of color are reduced to a system of one color. monochromasy (mon-o-kro'-mas-e) [see ..."