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ametropia

[ am-i-troh-pee-uh ]

noun

, Ophthalmology.
  1. faulty refraction of light rays by the eye, as in astigmatism or myopia.


ametropia

/ ˌæmɪˈtrəʊpɪə /

noun

  1. loss of ability to focus images on the retina, caused by an imperfection in the refractive function of the eye


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Other Words From

  • am·e·trop·ic [am-i-, trop, -ik, -, troh, -pik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ametropia1

1875–80; < Greek ámetr ( os ) unmeasured ( a- a- 6 + métr ( on ) measure + -os adj. suffix) + -opia

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ametropia1

C19: New Latin, from Greek ametros unmeasured (from a- 1+ metron measure) + ōps eye

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