from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pathological condition in which objects appear yellow.

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  • noun A visual defect, a form of chromatopsia in which everything appears yellow.

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  • noun visual defect in which objects appear to have a yellowish hue; sometimes occurs in cases of jaundice


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  • It has been suggested that Digitalis-derived digoxin, used to treat heart failure, induced xanthopsia which was responsible for the yellow tinting exhibited by many of Van Gogh's paintings.

    April 19, 2009