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[ok-yuh-luh s]
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noun, plural oc·u·li [ok-yuh-lahy] /ˈɒk yəˌlaɪ/.
  1. an eye.
  2. Architecture. a circular opening, especially one at the apex of a dome.
  3. Archaeology. a design representing an eye, as on funerary pottery found in megalithic tombs of Europe.

Origin of oculus

< New Latin, Latin: eye
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Word Origin and History for oculus

"an eye," plural oculi, 1857, from Latin oculus "an eye" (see eye (n.)).

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oculus in Medicine


n. pl. oc•u•li (-lī′)
  1. Eye.
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