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(ă-stig′mă-tizm )

[¹an- + Gr. stigma, stem stigmat-, point + -ism]
ABBR: As A form of ametropia in which the refraction of a ray of light is spread over a diffuse area rather than sharply focused on the retina. It is due to differences in the curvature in various meridians of the cornea and lens of the eye. The exact cause is unknown. Some types show a familial pattern.
astigmatic (as″tig-mat′ik), adj.
SYN: SEE: astigmia

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Astigmatism." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768805/all/with_the_rule_astigmatism.
Astigmatism. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768805/all/with_the_rule_astigmatism. Accessed June 17, 2019.
Astigmatism. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768805/all/with_the_rule_astigmatism
Astigmatism [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 17]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768805/all/with_the_rule_astigmatism.
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