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mire

 [mēr] (Fr.)
a figure on the arm of an ophthalmometer, the image of which is reflected on the cornea; used to measure corneal astigmatism.

mire

(mēr),
One of the test objects in the ophthalmometer; its image (also called a mire), mirrored on the corneal surface, is measured to determine the radii of curvature of the cornea.
[L. miror, pp. -atus, to wonder at]

MIRE

Abbreviation for:
Major Incident Response Executive

mire

(mēr)
One of the test objects in the ophthalmometer; its image (also called a mire), mirrored on the corneal surface, is measured to determine the radii of curvature of the cornea.
[L. miror, pp. -atus, to wonder at]

mire

A pattern used in an optical instrument to guide the observer. Examples: the luminous pattern seen in a keratometer; the two half-circles seen in an applanation tonometer.
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