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Cyclopea

Cyclopea --> cyclopia

a congenital defect in which the two orbits merge to form a single cavity containing one eye, its origin evidenced by fusion of the right and left optic primordia, and in which the nose is absent; usually combined with cyclencephaly.

Synonym: cyclopea, synophthalmia, synophthalmus.

Origin: g. Kyklops, fr. Kyklos, circle, _ ops, eye


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