colour-blind

(redirected from colour blindness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

colour-blind

1. of or relating to any defect in the normal ability to distinguish certain colours
2. not discriminating on grounds of skin colour or ethnic origin
References in periodicals archive ?
Of course, there are some occupations in which colour blindness is a distinct disadvantage, where recognising colour codes could be an important safety factor, such as when driving cars or flying aircraft, for example.
Colour blindness rarely causes any serious problems but it can exclude people from certain jobs where being able to distinguish between colours is essential, such as flying an aeroplane.
On graduating from art school, Bob went on to become an art teacher and never allowed his colour blindness to affect what he was teaching in the classroom.
The cause of colour blindness is now well known and understood and is related to a fault in the development of one or more sets of retinal 'cones' that perceive colour in light and transmit that information to the optic nerve.
As I may have told you before, my colour blindness is so bad that I had to stop playing the piano.
Vision tests on colour blindness done by specialists in other countries have not provided any conclusive evidence, says Dr Ansari.
Colour blindness is carried on the X Chromosome and is much more common in men than women for the following reason.
So colour blindness is carried by women but shows up mainly in men because men don't have a second X chromosome to cover the one with the abnormal gene.
TWO young Manchester United fans can see red for the first time after pioneering treatment corrected their colour blindness.
His colour blindness was affecting his work as a leather furniture inspector.
SCIENTISTS have raised hopes of curing colour blindness after successfully treating monkeys with the condition.
Colour blindness affects around one in 10 men and one in 100 women across the UK.