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myopia

noun my·o·pia \mī-ˈō-pē-ə\

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

Full Definition of MYOPIA

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
:  a lack of foresight or discernment :  a narrow view of something
my·o·pic \-ˈō-pik, -ˈä-\ adjective
my·o·pi·cal·ly \-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

Other Physiology Terms

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Rhymes with MYOPIA

myopia

noun my·o·pia \mī-ˈō-pē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MYOPIA

:  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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