[ uh-fey-kee-uh ]
/ əˈfeɪ ki ə /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM aphakiaa·pha·kic, a·pha·cic [uh-fey-sik] /əˈfeɪ sɪk/, a·pha·cial [uh-fey-shuh l] /əˈfeɪ ʃəl/, adjective
Words nearby aphakia
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Example sentences from the Web for aphakia
An eye without a lens (aphakia) will not work with an eye with a lens even if the former be corrected with glasses.
British Dictionary definitions for aphakia
/ (əˈfeɪkɪə) /
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
[ ə-fā′kē-ə ]
Absence of the crystalline lens of the eye.
Other words from aphakiaa•pha′ki•al null adj.
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