hypermetropia

noun
hy·​per·​me·​tro·​pia | \ ˌhī-pər-mi-ˈtrō-pē-ə How to pronounce hypermetropia (audio) \

Definition of hypermetropia

: a condition in which visual images come to a focus behind the retina of the eye and vision is better for distant than for near objects : hyperopia, farsightedness The demand for innovation in contact lenses is rising swiftly due to intensifying number of cases related to hypermetropia, myopia, and others around the world.Digital Journal

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hypermetropic \ ˌhī-​pər-​mi-​ˈtrō-​pik How to pronounce hypermetropia (audio) , -​ˈträ-​ \ adjective
… the possibility of increasing font size and backlighting in e-readers can help hypermetropic readers read more easily … — Suren Ramasubbu

First Known Use of hypermetropia

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypermetropia

New Latin, from Greek hypermetros + New Latin -opia

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The first known use of hypermetropia was in 1860

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“Hypermetropia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermetropia. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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hypermetropia

noun
hy·​per·​me·​tro·​pia | \ ˌhī-pər-mi-ˈtrō-pē-ə How to pronounce hypermetropia (audio) \

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Other Words from hypermetropia

hypermetropic \ -​ˈtrō-​pik How to pronounce hypermetropia (audio) , -​ˈträp-​ik How to pronounce hypermetropia (audio) \ adjective

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