miosis

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English[edit]

Miosis due to opiate use

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μῡ́ειν (mū́ein, to close the eyes) +‎ -osis.

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IPA(key): /maɪˈoʊ sɪs/

Noun[edit]

miosis (plural mioses)

  1. Contraction of the pupil of the eye.
    Horner's syndrome consists of typically unilateral miosis and eyelid ptosis, and absent forehead sweating.

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