\bˌalɪstɹˈe͡əɹi͡ə], \bˌalɪstɹˈeəɹiə], \b_ˌa_l_ɪ_s_t_ɹ_ˈeə_ɹ_iə]\
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By Nuttall, P.Austin.
bal-is-tr[=a]r'i-a, n. an aperture or loophole in the wall of a fortification through which crossbowmen might discharge their bolts.--n. BAL'ISTER (obs.), name for an arbalester or crossbowman, also an arbalest or crossbow itself. [Low L. ballistrarius, balistra, a variant form of ballista, a crossbow.]
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- A malignant arising nuclear layer retina that is most primary eye in children. The tumor tends to occur early childhood or infancy present at birth. majority are sporadic, but condition may be transmitted as autosomal dominant trait. Histologic features include dense cellularity, small round polygonal cells, areas of calcification and necrosis. An abnormal pupil reflex (leukokoria); NYSTAGMUS; STRABISMUS; visual loss represent common clinical characteristics this condition. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles Practice Oncology, 5th ed, p2104)