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That type of strabismus in which the visual axes diverge; may be paralytic or concomitant, monocular or alternating, constant or intermittent.
Synonym(s): divergent squint, divergent strabismus, exodeviation (2) , external squint, wall-eye (1)
[exo- + G. tropē, turn]
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squint(skwint) [ME. asquint, sidelong glance]
1. Abnormality in which the right and left visual axes do not bear toward an objective point simultaneously. See: strabismus
2. To close the eyes partly, either to block out excess environmental light or to try to improve a refractive error of vision.
3. To be unable to direct both eyes simultaneously toward a point.
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