mydriasis

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mydriasis, from Ancient Greek μυδρίασις (mudríasis, undue enlargement of the pupil), from μύδρος (múdros, mass of red hot material in a forge), possibly because the pupil is particularly bright or sparkling when dilated.

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mydriasis (plural mydriases)

  1. (medicine) The condition of having abnormally large and dilated pupils due to disease or drugs, particularly stimulants such as (meth)amphetamines, cocaine, etc.

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