ametropia

noun

am·​e·​tro·​pia ˌa-mə-ˈtrō-pē-ə How to pronounce ametropia (audio)
: an abnormal refractive condition (such as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism) of the eye in which images fail to focus upon the retina
ametropic adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ametropia was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Ametropia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ametropia. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ametropia

noun
am·​e·​tro·​pia ˌam-ə-ˈtrō-pē-ə How to pronounce ametropia (audio)
: an abnormal refractive eye condition (as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism) in which images fail to focus upon the retina
ametropic adjective
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