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Medical Term:

myopia

Pronunciation: mi-o'pe-a

Definition: That optic condition in which only rays from a finite distance from the eye focus on the retina.

Synonym(s): near sight, nearsightedness, short sight, shortsightedness

[G. fr. myo, to shut, + ops, eye]

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