[ uh-fey-kee-uh ]
/ əˈfeɪ ki ə /

noun Ophthalmology.

lack or loss of the lens of the eye.
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

Related forms

a·pha·kic, a·pha·cic [uh-fey-sik] /əˈfeɪ sɪk/, a·pha·cial [uh-fey-shuh l] /əˈfeɪ ʃəl/, adjective
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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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Medicine definitions for aphakia


[ ə-fākē-ə ]


Absence of the crystalline lens of the eye.

Related forms

a•phaki•al null adj.
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