ametropia

[ am-i-troh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌæm ɪˈtroʊ pi ə /

noun Ophthalmology.

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

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Origin of ametropia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ametropia

am·e·trop·ic [am-i-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌæm ɪˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ametropia

ametropia
/ (ˌæmɪˈtrəʊpɪə) /

noun

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

ametropia
[ ăm′ĭ-trōpē-ə ]

n.

An eye abnormality, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, resulting from faulty refractive ability of the eye.

Other words from ametropia

am′e•tropic (-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk) adj.
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