nearsightedness

[ nîrsī′tĭd-nĭs ]

n.

Myopia.

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Example sentences from the Web for nearsightedness

  • The squire was a thin, pale little man, with the pinched look of nearsightedness about his eyes.

    The Executioner|Frank Riley
  • If the subject cannot read up to the twenty-foot line, nearsightedness or astigmatism is indicated.

    The Science of Human Nature|William Henry Pyle

Scientific definitions for nearsightedness

nearsightedness
[ nîrsī′tĭd-nĭs ]

See myopia.
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