hypermetropia
Hyperopia Hy`per*o"pi*a (h[imac]`p[~e]r*[=o]"p[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ype`r over + 'w`ps, 'wpo`s, the eye.] An abnormal condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of the refractive media, the rays of light come to a focus behind the retina, making vision for distant objects better than for near objects; farsightedness; -- called also {hypermetropia}. Cf. {Emmetropia}. -- {Hy`per*op"tic}, a.

Syn: hypermetropia, farsightedness, longsightedness. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hypermetropia — Hy per*me*tro pi*a, Hypermetropy Hy per*met ro*py, n. [NL. hypermetropia, fr. Gr. ? excessive + ?, ?, the eye. See {Hypermeter}.] An abnormal condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of the refractive media, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypermetropia — [hī΄pərmi trō′pē ə] n. 〚ModL < Gr hypermetros, beyond measure (see HYPER & METRIC) + OPIA〛 HYPEROPIA hypermetropic [h …   Universalium

  • hypermetropia — [hī΄pərmi trō′pē ə] n. [ModL < Gr hypermetros, beyond measure (see HYPER & METRIC) + OPIA] HYPEROPIA hypermetropic [hī΄pər miträp′ik, hī΄pər məträp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • hypermetropia — SYN: hyperopia. [hyper + G. metron, measure, + ops, eye] index h. h. arising from decreased refractivity of the lens. * * * hy·per·me·tro·pia .hī pər mi trō pē ə n HYPEROPIA hy·per·me·tro·pic trō pik, träp ik …   Medical dictionary

  • hypermetropia — long sightedness; n. the condition in which parallel light rays are brought to a focus behind the retina when the accommodation is relaxed . Moderate degrees of hypermetropia may not cause blurred vision in children and young adults because of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hypermetropia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek hypermetros + New Latin opia Date: 1868 hyperopia • hypermetropic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypermetropia — noun hyperopia …   Wiktionary

  • hypermetropia — hy·per·me·tro·pi·a || ‚haɪpÉ™(r)mɪ trəʊpɪə n. far sightedness, ability to see distant objects more clearly than near ones (abnormal condition of the eyes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypermetropia — [ˌhʌɪpəmɪ trəʊpɪə] noun Medicine long sightedness. Derivatives hypermetropic adjective Origin C19: from Gk hupermetros beyond measure + ōps eye …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypermetropia — hy·per·me·tro·pia …   English syllables

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