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  1. any person afflicted with myopia
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Word Origin for myope

C18: via French from Greek muōps; see myopia
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Historical Examples of myope

  • I am a very small person; and when young, was very dark, with the large alarming eyes of a myope.

    The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2

    Elizabeth Bisland

Word Origin and History for myope


"short-sighted person," 1728, from French myope "short-sighted" (16c.), from Late Latin myop-, from Greek myops "short-sighted" (see myopia).

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myope in Medicine


  1. One who is affected by myopia.
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