Definition of hippus in English:


Line breaks: hip¦pus
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪpəs


[mass noun] Medicine
Spasmodic or rhythmic contraction of the pupil of the eye, a symptom of some neurological conditions.
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  • 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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