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[Greek hupermetros, beyond measure (huper-, hyper- + metron, measure; see meter2) + -opia.]

hy′per·me·tro′pic (-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk), hy′per·me·tro′pi·cal adj.
hy′per·met′ro·py (-mĕt′rə-pē) n.


(ˌhaɪpəmɪˈtrəʊpɪə) or


(Pathology) pathol variants of hyperopia
[C19: from Greek hupermetros beyond measure (from hyper- + metron measure) + -opia]
hypermetropic, ˌhypermeˈtropical adj


the condition of farsightedness. Also called hyperopia. — hypermetropic, adj.
See also: Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypermetropia - abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
ametropia - (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia
farsightedness, presbyopia - a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45


[ˌhaɪpəmɪˈtrəʊpɪə] Nhipermetropía f
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