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Daltonism

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Daltonism

  • Dichromacy characterized by a lowered sensitivity to green light resulting in an inability to distinguish green and purplish-red
  • An inherited defect in perception of red and green; red-green colorblindness.
  • Name given after Dalton, John(1766-1844)

British chemist whose pioneer work on the properties of gases led to his formulation of the atomic theory. He also studied his own condition of colorblindness.