Myosis



[mahy-oh-sis] /maɪˈoʊ sɪs/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
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[mahy-oh-sis] /maɪˈoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural mioses
[mahy-oh-seez] /maɪˈoʊ siz/ (Show IPA). Medicine/Medical.
1.
excessive constriction of the pupil of the eye, as a result of drugs, disease, or the like.
/maɪˈəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
a variant spelling of miosis
/maɪˈəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
excessive contraction of the pupil of the eye, as in response to drugs
2.
a variant spelling of meiosis (sense 1)
n.

1819, from Greek myein “to shut (the eyes)” + -osis. Greek myein is perhaps originally “to close the lips,” from PIE *meue- “to be silent” (see mute (adj.)). Related: Miotic.

myosis my·o·sis (mī-ō’sĭs)
n.
Variant of miosis.

miosis mi·o·sis or my·o·sis (mī-ō’sĭs)
n. pl. mi·o··ses (-sēz)

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