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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: am-ĕ-trō′pē-ă


An optic condition in which an error of refraction occurs such that with the eye at rest the retina is not in conjugate focus with light rays from distant objects, only less distant objects are focused on the retina.

[G. ametros, disproportionate, fr. a- priv. + metron, measure, + ōps, eye]

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