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Words nearby -opsia
WORDS THAT USE -OPSIA
What does -opsia mean?
The form -opsia comes from the Greek ṓps, meaning “eye” or “face.” The Greek ṓps is also at the root of the word cyclops, a mythical giant with a single large eye. Cyclops literally means “round-eye” in Greek.
The form -opsia is a less common variant of -opia.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use -opia article.
Examples of -opsia
One example of a medical term that features -opsia (via New Latin) is macropsia, meaning “a defect of vision in which objects appear to be larger than their actual size.”
The first part of the word, macr-, means “large.” The combining form -opsia, as we’ve seen, refers to sight and sigh disorders. Macropsia has a literal sense of “seeing large visions.”
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Break it down!
Cyan is a greenish-blue color. With this in mind, what does the medical condition cyanopsia involve?