Origin of oculist
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See eye doctor.
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Examples from the Web for oculist
The oculist from whom you obtained your lenses will tell you their magnifying power.
Eleven came, and with it the oculist, and by luncheon time I had a second blue eye!Man and Maid
He spent a miserable night, and went next day to Louvain, to see the oculist.The Martian
George Du Maurier
The oculist turned to us with an expression of acute interest.
And then the oculist suggested that we should have a look at Sholto.
- med a former term for ophthalmologist
C17: via French from Latin oculus eye
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Word Origin and History for oculist
"eye doctor," 1610s, from French oculiste (16c.), from Latin oculus "an eye" (see eye (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A physician who specializes in treating diseases of the eyes; an ophthalmologist.
- An optometrist.
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