[ muh-krop-see-uh ]

  1. a defect of vision in which objects appear to be larger than their actual size.

Origin of macropsia

From New Latin, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at macr-, -opsia
  • Also ma·cro·pi·a [muh-kroh-pee-uh], /məˈkroʊ pi ə/, mac·rop·sy [mak-rop-see]. /ˈmæk rɒp si/.

Words Nearby macropsia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for macropsia


/ (məˈkrɒpsɪə) /

  1. the condition of seeing everything in the field of view as larger than it really is, which can occur in diseases of the retina or in some brain disorders

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