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Words nearby ocul-
WORDS THAT USE OCUL-
What does ocul- mean?
Ocul- comes from the Latin oculus, meaning “eye.” See more about oculus at our entry for the word. The Greek word for “eye” is ophthalmós, source of the combining form ophthalmo-. Related to ophthalmós is ṓps, Greek for “eye” or “face,” and source of such combining forms as -opia, -opsia, and opto-.
Ocul- is a variant of oculo-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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Examples of ocul-
The ocul- portions of the word refers to “eye,” and -ist denotes someone who practices or is concerned with something. So, an oculist has a literal sense of an “eye specialist.” Oculist was borrowed into English from the French oculiste.
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Based on the meaning of ocul-, what organ does an animal that is oculate possess?