astigmatic

[ as-tig-mat-ik ]
/ ˌæs tɪgˈmæt ɪk /
Ophthalmology

adjective

pertaining to, exhibiting, or correcting astigmatism.

noun

a person who has astigmatism.

Origin of astigmatic

First recorded in 1840–50; a-6 + stigmatic
Related formsas·tig·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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astigmatic

/ (ˌæstɪɡˈmætɪk) /

adjective

relating to or affected with astigmatism

noun

a person who has astigmatism
Derived Formsastigmatically, adverb

Word Origin for astigmatic

C19: from a- 1 + Greek stigmat-, stigma spot, focus; see stigma
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Word Origin and History for astigmatic

astigmatic


adj.

1849; see astigmatism + -ic.

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