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Saturday, February 14, 2009

myopia

\mahy-OH-pee-uh\ , noun;
1.
an abnormal eye condition in which only closeup objects are seen clearly; nearsightedness
2.
shortsightedness; lack of foresight
Quotes:
She wears contact lenses for myopia.
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His myopia left him without supplies after the storm.
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Origin:
by 1727, medical Latin, from Late Greek myopia, from myops "near-sighted," from myein "to shut" + ops "eye"
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