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hy·per·o·pi·a  audio  (hp-rp-) KEY 

NOUN:
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 from front to back, causing images to be focused behind the retina. Also called farsightedness, hypermetropia.


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hyper·ope  (hp-rp) KEY (Noun), hyper·opic  (-pk, -pk) KEY (Adjective)


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