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Achromatopsia

Synonym(s)

  • achromatism
  • complete color blindness
  • monochromatism

Definition(s)

Severely deficient color perception, typically with monochromacy and reduced visual acuity. The atypical form can include normal visual acuity with pseudomonochromacy.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A visual defect marked by total color blindness in which the colors of the spectrum are seen as tones of white-gray-black.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014