[ mahy-krop-see-uh ]
/ maɪˈkrɒp si ə /
a defect of vision in which objects appear to be smaller than their actual size.
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Also mi·cro·pi·a [mahy-kroh-pee-uh] /maɪˈkroʊ pi ə/, mi·crop·sy [mahy-krop-see] /ˈmaɪ krɒp si/.
Origin of micropsia
1895–1900; micr- + -opsia
OTHER WORDS FROM micropsiami·crop·tic [mahy-krop-tik] /maɪˈkrɒp tɪk/, adjective
Words nearby micropsia
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British Dictionary definitions for micropia
/ (maɪˈkrɒpsɪə) /
a defect of vision in which objects appear to be smaller than they appear to a person with normal vision
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Medical definitions for micropia
[ mī-krŏp′sē-ə ]
A visual disorder in which objects appear much smaller than they actually are, possibly caused by a retinal disorder but often associated with hallucination or an unconscious attempt to shrink the world to a less threatening size.
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