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asthenopia

[ as-thuh-noh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌæs θəˈnoʊ pi ə /
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noun Ophthalmology.
a fatigue or tiring of the eyes, usually characterized by discomfort, dimness of vision, and headache, caused by overuse of the visual organs, dysfunction of the ocular muscles, and incorrect refraction.
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Origin of asthenopia

<Greek asthen(ḗs) frail (see asthenia) + -opia

OTHER WORDS FROM asthenopia

as·the·nop·ic [as-thuh-nop-ik], /ˌæs θəˈnɒp ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for asthenopia

asthenopia
/ (ˌæsθɪˈnəʊpɪə) /

noun
a technical name for eyestrain

Derived forms of asthenopia

asthenopic (ˌæsθɪˈnɒpɪk), adjective

Word Origin for asthenopia

C19: from New Latin, from Greek asthenēs weak (from a- 1 + sthenos strength) + ōps eye
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Medical definitions for asthenopia

asthenopia
[ ăs′thə-nōpē-ə ]

n.
eyestrain

Other words from asthenopia

as′the•nopic (-nŏpĭk) adj.
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