ametropia


am·e·tro·pia

noun \ˌa-mə-ˈtrō-pē-ə\

Definition of AMETROPIA

:  an abnormal refractive condition (as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism) of the eye in which images fail to focus upon the retina
am·e·tro·pic \-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträ-\ adjective

Origin of AMETROPIA

New Latin, from Greek ametros without measure (from a- + metron measure) + New Latin -opia — more at measure
First Known Use: 1875

am·e·tro·pia

noun \ˌam-ə-ˈtrō-pē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMETROPIA

: an abnormal refractive eye condition (as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism) in which images fail to focus upon the retina
am·e·tro·pic \-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträp-ik\ adjective

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