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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Abnormal contraction of the pupil of the eye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Long-continued contraction of the pupil of the eye.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of miosis.

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

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