a combining form occurring in compound words denoting a condition of sight or of the visual organs: diplopia; hemeralopia; myopia.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Origin of -opia
< Greek -ōpia, akin to ōpḗ view, look, ṓps eye, face
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British Dictionary definitions for -opia
n combining form
indicating a visual defect or conditionmyopia
Derived Forms-opic, adj combining form
Word Origin for -opia
from Greek, from ōps eye
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Medicine definitions for -opia
A visual condition or defect of a specified kind:anisometropia.
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