[ am-i-troh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌæm ɪˈtroʊ pi ə /
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faulty refraction of light rays by the eye, as in astigmatism or myopia.
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Origin of ametropia
OTHER WORDS FROM ametropiaam·e·trop·ic [am-i-trop-ik, -troh-pik], /ˌæm ɪˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ametropia
/ (ˌæmɪˈtrəʊpɪə) /
loss of ability to focus images on the retina, caused by an imperfection in the refractive function of the eye
Word Origin for ametropia
C19: New Latin, from Greek ametros unmeasured (from a- 1 + metron measure) + ōps eye
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Medical definitions for ametropia
[ ăm′ĭ-trō′pē-ə ]
An eye abnormality, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, resulting from faulty refractive ability of the eye.
Other words from ametropiaam′e•trop′ic (-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk) adj.
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