[ em-i-troh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌɛm ɪˈtroʊ pi ə /
the normal refractive condition of the eye, in which the rays of light are accurately focused on the retina.
Origin of emmetropia
Related formsem·me·trope, nounem·me·trop·ic [em-i-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌɛm ɪˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for emmetrope
/ (ˌɛmɪˈtrəʊpɪə) /
the normal condition of perfect vision, in which parallel light rays are focused on the retina without the need for accommodation
Derived Formsemmetropic (ˌɛmɪˈtrɒpɪk), adjective
Word Origin for emmetropia
C19: from New Latin, from Greek emmetros in due measure + -opia
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Medicine definitions for emmetrope
[ ĕm′ĭ-trō′pē-ə ]
The condition of the normal eye when parallel rays are focused exactly on the retina and vision is perfect.
Related formsem′me•trop′ic (-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk) adj.
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