Definition of Monochromasy

1. Noun. Complete color blindness; colors can be differentiated only on the basis of brightness.


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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monochromasy

monochlorobiphenyl
monochlorobiphenyls
monochloroethane
monochlorphenamide
monochord
monochords
monochorea
monochorial
monochorionic
monochorionic diamniotic placenta
monochorionic monoamniotic placenta
monochroic
monochromacy
monochromat
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monochromated scanning transmission electron microscope
monochromated scanning transmission electron microscopes
monochromatic
monochromatic aberration
monochromatic light
monochromatic rays
monochromatic vision
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monochromaticity
monochromatism
monochromatisms
monochromatization

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 K├Ânig 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 ..."

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