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micropsia Syllabification: mi·crop·si·a
Pronunciation: /mīˈkräpsēə/

Definition of micropsia in English:


A condition of the eyes in which objects appear smaller than normal.
Example sentences
  • In the second to third hour, visual illusions, wavelike recurrences of perceptual changes (micropsia, macropsia, etc.), and affective symptoms may occur.
  • Because micropsia exists for close objects, macropsia, the opposite, occurs for far objects.
  • That oculomotor adjustment to a relatively near point induces micropsia for the zenith moon


Mid 19th century: from micro- 'small' + Greek -opsia 'seeing'.

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