aphakia

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

lack or loss of the lens of the eye.

Nearby words

  1. aphacial,
  2. aphacic,
  3. aphaeresis,
  4. aphaeretic,
  5. aphagia,
  6. aphalangia,
  7. aphanite,
  8. aphanitic,
  9. aphasia,
  10. aphasic

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 formsa·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

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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Medicine definitions for aphakia

aphakia

[ ə-fākē-ə ]

n.

Absence of the crystalline lens of the eye.
Related formsa•phaki•al null adj.


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