1. pertaining to or containing a narrow slit or minute opening: a stenopeic device to aid vision after eye surgery.
  1. a device, as of wood, metal, or cardboard, with a narrow horizontal slit, worn over the eyes for protection against bright sunlight.
Also sten·o·pae·ic, sten·o·pa·ic [sten-uh-pey-ik] /ˌstɛn əˈpeɪ ɪk/.

Origin of stenopeic

1860–65; sten(o)- + Greek opaî(os) having a hole + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

stenopaeic in Medicine


  1. Having a narrow opening or slit.
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