aphacia

aphakia

[uh-fey-kee-uh]
noun Ophthalmology.
lack or loss of the lens of the eye.
Also, aphacia [uh-fey-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh] .


Origin:
1860–65; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to a- a-6 + Greek phak(ós) lentil (for sense see lens) + -ia

aphakic, aphacic [uh-fey-sik] , aphacial [uh-fey-shuhl] , adjective
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aphakia (əˈfeɪkɪə)
 
n
absence of the lens of an eye, congenital or otherwise
 
[from a-1 + Greek phakos lentil + -ia]

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aphakia a·pha·ki·a (ə-fā'kē-ə)
n.
Absence of the crystalline lens of the eye.


a·pha'ki·al or a·pha'kic (ə-fā'kĭk) adj.
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