Share this entry

Share this page

hypermetropia

División en sílabas: hy·per·me·tro·pi·a
Pronunciación: /ˌhīpərməˈtrōpēə
 
/

Definición de hypermetropia en inglés:

sustantivo

Another term for hyperopia.
Example sentences
  • Contact lenses can be used most advantageously to correct myopia, but can also be used for hypermetropia and corneal astigmatism.
  • Apart from testing the eye, they supply booklets detailing eye care with particular reference to refractive errors such as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism.
  • The medical name for long-sightedness is hypermetropia.

Origen

mid 19th century: from Greek hupermetros 'beyond measure' (from huper 'over, above' + metron 'measure') + ōps 'eye'.

Derivados

hypermetropic

1
Pronunciación: /-ˈträpik, -ˈtrō-/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • In the Western world some 15-20% of people are myopic and 40-50% hypermetropic, but in Japan and China 50-70% are myopic.

Definición de hypermetropia en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día terpsichorean
Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing