[ 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.
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Origin of emmetropia
OTHER WORDS FROM emmetropiaem·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 forms of emmetropiaemmetropic (ˌɛmɪˈtrɒpɪk), adjective
Word Origin for emmetropia
C19: from New Latin, from Greek emmetros in due measure + -opia
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Medical 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.
Other words from emmetropiaem′me•trop′ic (-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk) adj.
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