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hippus Line breaks: hip¦pus
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪpəs/

Definition of hippus in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Spasmodic or rhythmic contraction of the pupil of the eye, a symptom of some neurological conditions.
Example sentences
  • Even a pronounced hippus may be physiological and does not necessarily require extensive diagnostic investigations.


Late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek hippos 'tremor of the eyes'.

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