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mydriasis

[ mi-drahy-uh-sis, mahy- ]
/ mɪˈdraɪ ə sɪs, maɪ- /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
excessive dilatation of the pupil of the eye, as the result of disease, drugs, or the like.
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Origin of mydriasis

1650–60; <Latin mydriāsis<Greek mydríāsis
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British Dictionary definitions for mydriasis

mydriasis
/ (mɪˈdraɪəsɪs, maɪ-) /

noun
abnormal dilation of the pupil of the eye, produced by drugs, coma, etc

Word Origin for mydriasis

C17: via Late Latin from Greek; origin obscure
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Medical definitions for mydriasis

mydriasis
[ mĭ-drīə-sĭs ]

n.
Prolonged abnormal dilation of the pupil of the eye induced by a drug or caused by disease.
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