heteroptics

[ het-uh-rop-tiks ]
/ ˌhɛt əˈrɒp tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

incorrect or perverted perception of what is seen; hallucinatory vision.

Nearby words

  1. heteroplasty,
  2. heteroploid,
  3. heteroploidy,
  4. heteropolar,
  5. heteropterous,
  6. heteropyknosis,
  7. heteroromantic,
  8. heteroscedastic,
  9. heterosex,
  10. heterosexism

Origin of heteroptics

First recorded in 1705–15; heter- + optics

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