noun Ophthalmology.

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

Origin of ametropia

1875–80; < Greek ámetr(os) unmeasured (a- a-6 + métr(on) measure + -os adj. suffix) + -opia
Related formsam·e·trop·ic [am-i-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌæm ɪˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ametropia



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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ametropia in Medicine




An eye abnormality, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, resulting from faulty refractive ability of the eye.
Related formsam′e•tropic (-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk) adj.
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