asthenopic

asthenopia

[as-thuh-noh-pee-uh]
noun Ophthalmology.
a fatigue or tiring of the eyes, usually characterized by discomfort, dimness of vision, and headache, caused by overuse of the visual organs, dysfunction of the ocular muscles, and incorrect refraction.

Origin:
< Greek asthen(ḗs) frail (see asthenia) + -opia

asthenopic [as-thuh-nop-ik] , adjective
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asthenopia (ˌæsθɪˈnəʊpɪə)
 
n
a technical name for eyestrain
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek asthenēs weak (from a-1 + sthenos strength) + ōps eye]
 
asthenopic
 
adj

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asthenopia as·the·no·pi·a (ās'thə-nō'pē-ə)
n.
See eyestrain.


as'the·nop'ic (-nŏp'ĭk) adj.
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