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Pronunciation: sfe'ro-fa'ke-a

Definition: A congenital bilateral aberration in which the lenses are small, spheric, and subject to subluxation; may occur as an independent anomaly or may be associated with the Weill-Marchesani syndrome.

[sphero- + G. phakos, lens]

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