- a defect of vision in which objects appear to be smaller than their actual size.
Also mi·cro·pi·a [mahy-kroh-pee-uh] /maɪˈkroʊ pi ə/, mi·crop·sy [mahy-krop-see] /ˈmaɪ krɒp si/.
Origin of micropsia
1895–1900; micr- + -opsia
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Micropsia, mī-krop′si-a, n. an affection of the eye in which objects appear in less than actual size.
- a defect of vision in which objects appear to be smaller than they appear to a person with normal vision
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- A visual disorder in which objects appear much smaller than they actually are, possibly caused by a retinal disorder but often associated with hallucination or an unconscious attempt to shrink the world to a less threatening size.
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