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Macrophthalmia

Definition
noun
A condition where the eyeball is unusually large or the eye(s) is/are abnormally large in size due to anomalous eye development.
Supplement
Word origin: macro (large) + ophthalmos (eye)
Synonyms:

  • megalophthalmus
  • megophthalmus

Compare: microphthalmia


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