Definition of Moon blindness

1. Noun. Inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder.

2. Noun. Recurrent eye inflammation in horses; sometimes resulting in blindness.
Exact synonyms: Mooneye
Generic synonyms: Animal Disease

Definition of Moon blindness

1. Noun. A chronic equine inflammatory eye disease. ¹

2. Noun. The optic condition night blindess: reduced eyesight in faint light. ¹

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Medical Definition of Moon blindness

1. An acute iridocyclitis of horses, involving one or both eyes; it subsides only to recur at intervals of varying length and usually ends in blindness; the cause is uncertain but some have associated it with leptospires; does not appear to be contagious. Synonym: moon blindness. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moon Blindness

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moon bag
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moon bear
moon bears
moon blindness (current term)
moon boot
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moon bounce
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moon languages

Literary usage of Moon blindness

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1. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1920)
"Periodic Ophthalmia, "moon blindness" moon blindness is a periodic inflammation of the deeper structures of the eye of horses. Its cause is not known, ..."

2. Youatt on the Structure and the Diseases of the Horse with Their Remedies by William Youatt, William Charles Spooner, Henry Stephens Randall (1857)
"This affection was formerly known by the name of moon-blindness, from its periodical return, and some supposed influence of the moon. ..."

3. Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries: And of the by David Livingstone, Charles Livingstone (1866)
"Moon-blindness.—Our volunteer Fireman.—Native political Discussions.—Our Manner of Marching.—Not to make Toil of a Pleasure.—The Civilized show more ..."

4. The Aerial World: A Popular Account of the Phenomena and Life of the Atmosphere by Georg Hartwig (1875)
"... of Dew—moon blindness—Nipping of Tender Plants by Frost—Rime and Hoarfrost—Important Duties of Dew in the Economy of Vegetable Life—Injurious Properties ..."

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