Daltonism Dal"ton*ism, n. Inability to perceive or distinguish certain colors, esp. red; color blindness. It has various forms and degrees. So called from the chemist Dalton, who had this infirmity. --Nichol. [1913 Webster]

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  • Daltonism — [dôlt′ n iz΄əm] n. [after DALTON John, who had color blindness and investigated it scientifically] color blindness, esp. red green blindness …   English World dictionary

  • Daltonism — Colorblindness of the red green type (also known as deuteranopia or deuteranomaly). The term Daltonism is derived from the name of the chemist and physicist, John Dalton (1766 1844). Dalton was born in a village in Cumberland, England where his… …   Medical dictionary

  • Daltonism —    John Dalton (1766 1844) was the consummate scientist. His interests embraced research, theories, and experimentation. Dalton was not permitted to attend Cambridge or Oxford because those schools were open only to members of the Church of… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • daltonism — spalvinis aklumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. color blindness; colour blindness; daltonism vok. Anerythropsie, f; Daltonismus, m; Farbenblindheit, f rus. дальтонизм, m; цветовая слепота, f pranc. achromatopsie, f; anérythropsie,… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • daltonism — daltonic /dawl ton ik/, adj. /dawl tn iz euhm/, n. (sometimes cap.) Pathol. color blindness, esp. the inability to distinguish red from green. [1835 45; J. DALTON + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Daltonism — noun a) Inability to perceive or distinguish certain colors, especially red green color blindness. It has various forms and degrees. b) Achromatopsia …   Wiktionary

  • DALTONISM —    , COLOUR BLINDNESS (q.v.). See DALTON, JOHN …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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