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iridology

[ ir-i-dol-uh-jee, ahy-ri- ]

noun

, plural ir·i·dol·o·gies.
  1. the inspection of the iris of the eye as an aid in determining a person's state of health or in diagnosing a health problem.


iridology

/ ˌɪrɪˈdɒlədʒɪ /

noun

  1. a technique used in complementary medicine to diagnose illness by studying a patient's eyes


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Derived Forms

  • ˌiriˈdologist, noun

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Other Words From

  • iri·dolo·gist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of iridology1

First recorded in 1920–25; irido- + -logy

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Word History and Origins

Origin of iridology1

C20: from Latin irido- + ology

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