Micropsy

micropsia

[mahy-krop-see-uh]
noun Ophthalmology.
a defect of vision in which objects appear to be smaller than their actual size.
Also, micropia [mahy-kroh-pee-uh] , micropsy [mahy-krop-see] .
Compare macropsia.


Origin:
1895–1900; micr- + -opsia

microptic [mahy-krop-tik] , adjective
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micropsia (maɪˈkrɒpsɪə)
 
n
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 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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