ocular

[ ok-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈɒk yə lər /

adjective

of, relating to, or for the eyes: ocular movements.
of the nature of an eye: an ocular organ.
performed or perceived by the eye or eyesight.

noun

Optics. eyepiece.

Nearby words

  1. octuplet,
  2. octuplicate,
  3. octyl alcohol,
  4. octyl phenol,
  5. ocul-,
  6. ocular humor,
  7. ocular hypertelorism,
  8. ocular larva migrans,
  9. ocular myopathy,
  10. ocular tension

Origin of ocular

1565–75; < Latin oculāris, equivalent to ocul(us) eye + -āris -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for ocular

ocular

/ (ˈɒkjʊlə) /

adjective

of or relating to the eye

noun

another name for eyepiece
Derived Formsocularly, adverb

Word Origin for ocular

C16: from Latin oculāris from oculus eye

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Word Origin and History for ocular

ocular

adj.

c.1500, from Late Latin ocularis "of the eyes," from Latin oculus "an eye," from PIE root *okw- "to see" (cf. Gothic augo, Old English eage "eye;" see eye (n.)). As a noun, 1835, from the adjective.

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Medicine definitions for ocular

ocular

[ ŏkyə-lər ]

adj.

Of or relating to the eye or the sense of sight.
Resembling the eye in form or function.

n.

The eyepiece of a microscope.

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Science definitions for ocular

ocular

[ ŏkyə-lər ]

Adjective

Of or relating to the eye or the sense of vision.

Noun

The eyepiece of a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument.
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