(||Hy`per*me*tro"pi*a Hy`per*met"ro*py) n. [NL. hypermetropia, fr. Gr. excessive + the
eye. See Hypermeter.] A condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of
the refractive media, the rays of light come to a focus behind the retina; farsightedness; called also
hyperopia. Cf. Emmetropia.
In hypermetropia, vision for distant objects, although not better absolutely, is better than that for near
objects, and hence, the individual is said to be farsighted. It is corrected by the use of convex glasses.
(||Hy`per*myr`i*o*ra"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. beyond + countless + view.] A show or exhibition
having a great number of scenes or views.
(||Hy`per*o*ar"ti*a) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) An order of marsipobranchs including the lampreys.
The suckerlike moth contains numerous teeth; the nasal opening is in the middle of the head above, but
it does not connect with the mouth. See Cyclostoma, and Lamprey.
(||Hy`per*o"pi*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ype`r over + 'w`ps, 'wpo`s, the eye.] Hypermetropia.
(Hy`per*or*gan"ic) a. [Pref. hyper- + organic.] Higher than, or beyond the sphere of,
the organic. Sir W. Hamilton.
(Hy`per*or"tho*dox`y) n. Orthodoxy pushed to excess.
(||Hy`per*o*tre"ta) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "yperw`,n the palate + trhto`s perforated.] (Zoöl.)
An order of marsipobranchs, including the Myxine or hagfish and the genus Bdellostoma. They have
barbels around the mouth, one tooth on the palate, and a communication between the nasal aperture
and the throat. See Hagfish. [Written also Hyperotreti.]
(Hy`per*ox"ide) n. (Chem.) A compound having a relatively large percentage of oxygen; a
(Hy`per*ox"y*gen*ized) a. (Chem.) Combined
with a relatively large amount of oxygen; said of higher oxides. [Obs.]
(Hy`per*ox`y*mu"ri*ate) n. (Chem.) A perchlorate. [Obs.]
(Hy`per*ox`y*mu`ri*at"ic) a. (Chem.) Perchloric; as, hyperoxymuriatic acid. [Obs.]