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micropsia

[mahy-krop-see-uh] /maɪˈkrɒp si ə/
noun, Ophthalmology
1.
a defect of vision in which objects appear to be smaller than their actual size.
Also, micropia
[mahy-kroh-pee-uh] /maɪˈkroʊ pi ə/ (Show IPA),
micropsy
[mahy-krop-see] /ˈmaɪ krɒp si/ (Show IPA)
.
Compare macropsia.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; micr- + -opsia
Related forms
microptic
[mahy-krop-tik] /maɪˈkrɒp tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for micropsia

micropsia

/maɪˈkrɒpsɪə/
noun
1.
a defect of vision in which objects appear to be smaller than they appear to a person with normal vision
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micropsia in Medicine

micropsia mi·crop·si·a (mī-krŏp'sē-ə)
n.
A visual disorder in which objects appear much smaller than they actually are, possibly caused by a retinal disorder but often associated with hallucination or an unconscious attempt to shrink the world to a less threatening size.

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