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any person afflicted with myopia

“short-sighted person,” 1728, from French myope “short-sighted” (16c.), from Late Latin myop-, from Greek myops “short-sighted” (see myopia).

myope my·ope (mī’ōp’)
One who is affected by myopia.


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