Definition of river blindness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


river blindness

BrE BrE//ˈrɪvə blaɪndnəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪvər blaɪndnəs//
[uncountable] (medical)
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a tropical skin disease caused by a parasite of certain flies that breed in rivers, which can also cause a person to become blind
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: river blindness