Definition of Blue-blindness

1. Noun. Rare form of dichromacy characterized by a lowered sensitivity to blue light resulting in an inability to distinguish blue and yellow.

Exact synonyms: Tritanopia
Generic synonyms: Yellow-blue Color Blindness, Yellow-blue Dichromacy
Derivative terms: Blue-blind, Tritanopic



Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue-blindness

bludgeonings
bludgeons
bludger
bludgers
bludges
bludging
bludie
bludier
bludiest
bludy
blue(a)
blue-belly
blue-black
blue-blind
blue-blindness (current term)
blue-blood
blue-blooded
blue-bloods
blue-bonnet
blue-chip
blue-chip stock
blue-collar
blue-collared
blue-eye
blue-eyed
blue-eyed(a)
blue-eyed African daisy
blue-eyed Mary
blue-eyed boy

Literary usage of Blue-blindness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"Similarly, during blue-blindness, the green and violet were seen to overlap, exposure to green light shifting the junction towards the green and vice versa. ..."

2. Diseases of the eye: A Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"A person afflicted with blue-blindness (yellow-blue blindness, according to Hering) sees only red and green. He usually confounds blue with green, ..."

3. Treatise on the diseases of the eye by Karl Stellwag von Carion (1873)
"In persons affected with blue-blindness, blue and green, or bine and yellow, are regarded as the same, but red and green are not confounded. ..."

4. Elements of Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1922)
"There are three distinct varieties of partial color blindness, which are popularly called red, green, and blue blindness. Blue blindness is rare and is ..."

5. An Introduction to psychology by Mary Whiton Calkins (1901)
"... this hypothesis on the alleged blue-blindness of the fovea; but this blue-blindness has been disputed,* and, in any case, could be otherwise explained. ..."

6. Light: A Consideration of the More Familiar Phenomena of Optics by Charles Sheldon Hastings (1902)
"In the first place, one may assume that it cannot be blue-blindness on account of its extreme rarity; it is therefore either red- or green-blindness. ..."

7. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"... islands of blue-blindness and blue-blindness itself, complete green blindness, and complete achromatopsia may be present with the most incipient stages ..."

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