[hahy-per-oh-pee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈoʊ pi ə/
a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused behind the retina, distant objects being seen more distinctly than near ones; farsightedness (opposed to ).
inability to see near objects clearly because the images received by the eye are focused behind the retina; long-sightedness Also called hypermetropia, hypermetropy Compare myopia, presbyopia
1884, Modern Latin, from hyper- + Greek ops “eye” (see eye).
hyperopia hy·per·o·pi·a (hī’pə-rō’pē-ə)
Abbr. H An abnormal condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near objects. It results from the eyeball being too short for light rays to properly focus on the retina, thus forming a blurred image. Also called farsightedness, hypermetropia.
hy’per·ope’ (hī’pə-rōp’) n.
hy’per·o’pic (-ō’pĭk, -ŏp’ĭk) adj.
A defect of the eye that causes light to focus behind the retina instead of directly on it, resulting in an inability to see near objects clearly. Hyperopia is often caused by a shortened eyeball or a misshapen lens. Also called farsightedness. Compare myopia.
- Hyperopic astigmatism
hyperopic astigmatism n. Astigmatism in which one meridian is hyperopic while the one at a right angle to it is without refractive error.
/ˌhaɪpərɒˈrɛksɪə/ noun 1. compulsive overeating hyperorexia hy·per·o·rex·i·a (hī’pə-rō-rěk’sē-ə) n. See bulimia.
[hahy-per-oz-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈɒz mi ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormally acute sense of smell. /ˌhaɪpəˈɒzmɪə/ noun 1. an abnormally acute sense of smell hyperosmia hy·per·os·mi·a (hī’pər-ŏz’mē-ə) n. An exaggerated or abnormally acute sense of smell.
hyperorthocytosis hy·per·or·tho·cy·to·sis (hī’pər-ôr’thō-sī-tō’sĭs) n. Hyperleukocytosis in which percentages of the various types of white blood cells are within the normal range and immature forms are not observed.