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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of miosis.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of miosis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Long-continued contraction of the pupil of the eye.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Abnormal contraction of the pupil of the eye.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller
  • n. an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)

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