Definition of moon blindness in English:

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moon blindness

noun

[mass noun]
1(In horses) a recurrent inflammatory disease of the eyes, causing intermittent blindness.
Example sentences
  • There is indeed a disease colloquially known as moon blindness, but it only occurs in horses.
  • From time-to-time, horse owners and veterinarians see equine recurrent uveitis, also known as periodic ophthalmia or moon blindness, in horses.
  • Equine recurrent uveitis, also known as moon blindness, is the most common cause of blindness in this species.
2Night blindness.
Example sentences
  • If you read about her moon blindness and her loss of eyesight you wonder how she functions day to day around here.

Derivatives

moon-blind

adjective
Example sentences
  • We often worked at night and knew that if you stared too long at the fire, like a moon-blind horse, your vision could not adjust to the dark.
  • She's had several that have come up either night blind or one foal who was moon-blind at weaning but she never knew.

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