Dictionary Results for myosis


1. myosis - noun

· an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)

Synonym(s): epidemic_pleurodynia, epidemic_myalgia, diaphragmatic_pleurisy, Bornholm_disease

Hypernym(s): epidemic_disease




2. myosis - 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

Synonym(s): light_reflex, pupillary_reflex, miosis

Hypernym(s): reflex, reflex_response, reflex_action, instinctive_reflex, innate_reflex, inborn_reflex, unconditioned_reflex, physiological_reaction





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