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ametropia

am·e·tro·pi·a

ametropia

pronunciation:
ae m tro pi
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part of speech: noun
definition: an eye problem caused by faulty refraction, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness.
derivation: ametropic (adj.)
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The word ametropia contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.
op, ops, opt, opto, ophthalm, ophthalmo, -opia, -opsy Greek root that means eye, visual condition, vision, sight, inspection
synonyms:
ocul