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aphakia

[uh-fey-kee-uh] /əˈfeɪ ki ə/
noun, Ophthalmology
1.
lack or loss of the lens of the eye.
Also, aphacia
[uh-fey-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh] /əˈfeɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə, -si ə/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to a- a-6 + Greek phak(ós) lentil (for sense see lens) + -ia
Related forms
aphakic, aphacic
[uh-fey-sik] /əˈfeɪ sɪk/ (Show IPA),
aphacial
[uh-fey-shuh l] /əˈfeɪ ʃəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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aphakia

/əˈfeɪkɪə/
noun
1.
absence of the lens of an eye, congenital or otherwise
Word Origin
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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