miosis


mi·o·sis

noun \mī-ˈō-səs, mē-\
plural mi·o·ses also my·o·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of MIOSIS

:  excessive smallness or contraction of the pupil of the eye

Variants of MIOSIS

mi·o·sis also my·o·sis \mī-ˈō-səs, mē-\

Origin of MIOSIS

New Latin, from Greek myein to be closed (of the eyes) + New Latin -osis
First Known Use: 1807

mi·o·sis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural mi·o·ses also my·o·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of MIOSIS

: excessive smallness or contraction of the pupil of the eye

Variants of MIOSIS

mi·o·sis also my·o·sis \mī-ˈō-səs, mē-\

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