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aphakia

[ uh-fey-kee-uh ]
/ əˈfeɪ ki ə /
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noun Ophthalmology.

lack or loss of the lens of the eye.

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Also a·pha·cia [uh-fey-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh]. /əˈfeɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə, -si ə/.

Origin of aphakia

1860–65; <New Latin, equivalent to a-a-6 + Greek phak(ós) lentil (for sense see lens) + -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM aphakia

a·pha·kic, a·pha·cic [uh-fey-sik], /əˈfeɪ sɪk/, a·pha·cial [uh-fey-shuhl], /əˈfeɪ ʃəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aphakia

aphakia
/ (əˈfeɪkɪə) /

noun

absence of the lens of an eye, congenital or otherwise

Word Origin for aphakia

from a- 1 + Greek phakos lentil + -ia
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Medical definitions for aphakia

aphakia
[ ə-fākē-ə ]

n.

Absence of the crystalline lens of the eye.

Other words from aphakia

a•phaki•al null adj.
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