The term coloropsia comes from the Latin noun color (colour) and the Greek verb opsis (seeing). It is used to denote a type of *chromatopsia (i.e. a temporary aberration of colour vision) mediated by a cerebral cortical lesion or process.
   Pinckers, A., Cruysberg, J.R.M., Liem, T.A. (1989). Chromatopsia. Documenta Ophthalmologic, 72, 385-390.

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  • chromatopsia —    Also referred to as chromopsia. Both terms stem from the Greek words chroma (colour) and opsis (seeing). They are used to denote a temporary aberration in colour vision, characterized by an excessive sensitivity to one particular colour. As a… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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