ametropia

noun
am·​e·​tro·​pia | \ ˌa-mə-ˈtrō-pē-ə How to pronounce ametropia (audio) \

Definition of ametropia

: an abnormal refractive condition (such as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism) of the eye in which images fail to focus upon the retina

Other Words from ametropia

ametropic \ ˌa-​mə-​ˈtrō-​pik How to pronounce ametropia (audio) , -​ˈträ-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of ametropia

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ametropia

New Latin, from Greek ametros without measure (from a- + metron measure) + New Latin -opia — more at measure

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“Ametropia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ametropia. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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ametropia

noun
am·​e·​tro·​pia | \ ˌam-ə-ˈtrō-pē-ə How to pronounce ametropia (audio) \

Medical Definition of ametropia

: an abnormal refractive eye condition (as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism) in which images fail to focus upon the retina

Other Words from ametropia

ametropic \ -​ˈtrō-​pik How to pronounce ametropia (audio) , -​ˈträp-​ik How to pronounce ametropia (audio) \ adjective

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