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micropsia

[mahy-krop-see-uh]
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noun Ophthalmology.
  1. 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/.
Compare macropsia.

Origin of micropsia

1895–1900; micr- + -opsia
Related formsmi·crop·tic [mahy-krop-tik] /maɪˈkrɒp tɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Micropsia, mī-krop′si-a, n. an affection of the eye in which objects appear in less than actual size.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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British Dictionary definitions for micropsia

micropsia

noun
  1. a defect of vision in which objects appear to be smaller than they appear to a person with normal vision
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micropsia in Medicine

micropsia

(mī-krŏpsē-ə)
n.
  1. 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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