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nearsightedness

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noun near·sight·ed·ness \ˈnir-ˌsī-təd-nəs\

Definition of nearsightedness

  1. :  myopia



1811

First Known Use of nearsightedness

1811


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nearsightedness

noun near·sight·ed·ness

Medical Definition of nearsightedness

  1. :  myopia




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