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Variant of miosis.
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n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Pathology) a variant spelling of miosis
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or my•o•sis(maɪˈoʊ sɪs)
excessive constriction of the pupil of the eye.Compare mydriasis.
[1810–20; variant of myosis < Greek mý(ein) to shut (the eyes) + -osis]
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abnormal constriction of the pupil of the eye, caused by drugs or illness. Cf. mydriasis. — miotic, myotic, adj.See also: Eyes
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|Noun||1.||myosis - an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)|
epidemic disease - any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
|2.||myosis - reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller|
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