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myopia

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noun my·o·pia \mī-ˈō-pē-ə\

Simple Definition of myopia

  • medical : a condition of the eye that makes it difficult to see objects that are far away

Full Definition of myopia

  1. 1 :  a condition in which the visual images come to a focus in front of the retina of the eye resulting especially in defective vision of distant objects

  2. 2 :  a lack of foresight or discernment :  a narrow view of something

my·o·pic play \-ˈō-pik, -ˈä-\ adjective
my·o·pi·cal·ly play \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of myopia

  1. She wears eyeglasses to correct her myopia.



Origin of myopia

New Latin, from Greek myōpia, from myōp-, myōps


First Known Use: circa 1752

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Medical Dictionary

myopia

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noun my·o·pia \mī-ˈō-pē-ə\

Medical Definition of myopia

  1. :  a condition in which the visual images come to a focus in front of the retina of the eye because of defects in the refractive media of the eye or of abnormal length of the eyeball resulting especially in defective vision of distant objects—called also nearsightedness; compare astigmatism 2, emmetropia





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