from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A pathological condition in which objects appear yellow.
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- noun A visual defect, a form of
chromatopsiain 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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mechanolatry commented on the word xanthopsia
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