A form of strabismus in which one or both of the eyes deviate inward. Also called crossed eyes, cross-eye.
[New Latin esōtropia : Greek esō, within; see en in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + Greek tropē, a turning; see -TROPIC.]
es′o·tropic (-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk) adj.
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