mi·o·sis also my·o·sis (mī-ōsĭs)
n. pl. mi·o·ses (-sēz) also my·o·ses
Constriction of the pupil of the eye, resulting from a normal response to an increase in light or caused by certain drugs or pathological conditions.
[Greek mūein, to close the eyes + -OSIS.]
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