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hyperopia

Pronunciation: hi'per-o'pe-a

Definition: Longsightedness; that optic condition in which only convergent rays can be brought to focus on the retina.

Synonym(s): far sight, farsightedness, hypermetropia, long sight

[hyper- + G. ops, eye]

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