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aphakia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aphakia  \A*pha"ki*a\,  n.  [NL.;  Gr  'a  priv.  +  ?  seed  of  a 
  lentil.]  (Med.) 
  An  anomalous  state  of  refraction  caused  by  the  absence  of  the 
  crystalline  lens,  as  after  operations  for  cataract.  The 
  remedy  is  the  use  of  powerful  convex  lenses.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aphakia 
  n  :  absence  of  the  natural  lens  of  the  eye  (usually  resulting 
  from  the  removal  of  cataracts) 




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