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miotic drug

Definition:

a drug that causes miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye)

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Derivative:

miotic

Plural:

miotic drugs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Greek muein to shut the eyes + -osis
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Miosis | myosis

a term with various definitions, which generally include constriction of the pupil. The opposite condition, mydriasis, is the dilation of the pupil. Anisocoria is the condition of one pupil being more dilated than the other. Definitions of miosis... (38 of 995 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Miosis

Collins Dictionary:

miotic | mioticses [plural] | myotic | miosis | myosis | meiosis [sense-specific]

[pathology] of or relating to miosis | [pathology] a person suffering from miosis | excessive contraction of the pupil of the eye, as in response to ... (24 of 216 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/miotic

Oxford Dictionary:

miosis | myosis | miotic [derived]

excessive constriction of the pupil of the eye (8 of 44 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/miosis

New World Dictionary:

miosis | miosises [plural] | miotic [adjective, noun, related]

contraction of the pupil of the eye (7 of 31 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/miosis

American Heritage Dictionary:

miotic

A substance that causes constriction of the pupil of the eye. | Characterized by, involving, or causing miosis. (17 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/miotic

Merriam-Webster:

miotic [entry 1, noun] | myotic

an agent that causes miosis (5 of 21 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/miotic

miotic [entry 2, adjective] | myotic

relating to or characterized by miosis (6 of 22 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/miotic show=1

Wiktionary:

miotic | miotics [plural] | mydriatic [antonym, sense-specific]

[biology] Causing miosis (the constriction of the pupil of the eye) or meiosis. | Any drug that causes miosis. (18 of 20 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/miotic

Random House Dictionary:

miotic | myotic [sense-specific] | a miotic drug [sense-specific]

pertaining to or producing miosis. | a miotic drug (8 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/miotic

Britannica Encyclopedia:

drug [chemical agent]

any chemical substance that affects the functioning of living things and the organisms that infect them. Pharmacology, the science of drugs, deals ... (22 of 1390 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/171942​/drug

Macmillan British Dictionary:

drug [countable] | drugs [plural]

an illegal substance that affects someone physically or mentally when they ... | a substance that you take to treat a disease or medical problem (24 of 132 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drug

drug [transitive, verb] | drugged [past tense] | drugging [present participle] | drugs [3rd-person singular present]

to give a drug to someone so that they will go to sleep or will become unconscious | to put a drug in food or drink so that someone will swallow it ... (31 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drug 14

Cambridge Dictionary:

drug [entry 1]

any natural or artificially made chemical which is used as a medicine (12 of 30 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 1

drug [entry 2]

any natural or artificially made chemical which is taken for pleasure, to ... | any activity that you cannot stop doing (20 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 2

drug [entry 3] | -gg- [past tense]

to give someone or something a chemical which causes a loss of feeling or unconsciousness (15 of 70 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 3

Encarta Dictionary:

drug | drugs [plural] | drugged [past tense] | drugging [present participle]

a natural or artificial substance given to treat or prevent disease or to lessen pain | an often illegal and sometimes addictive substance that causes ... (24 of 127 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861606713​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

miotic | mioticses [plural] | myotic | miosis | myosis

First use: 20th century

Origin: from Greek muein to shut the eyes + -osis

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/miotic

American Heritage Dictionary:

miotic | mioses [plural] | myoses [plural]

Origin: Greek mūein, to close the eyes + "-osis".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/miotic

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

miotic | mioticses [plural] | myotic | miosis | myosis

Audio: British English pronunciation of "miotic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/miotic

the Free Dictionary:

miotic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "miotic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "miotic"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "miotic" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/miotic

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

miotic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "miotic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=miotic​01 word=miotic

YourDictionary Audio:

miotic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "miotic" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/miotic

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