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hippus

Line breaks: hip¦pus
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪpəs
 
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Definition of hippus in English:

noun

[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.

Origin

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

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