oculus

[ok-yuh-luh s]
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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Related Words for oculi

ocular, blinder, optic, lamp, headlight, oculus, peeper, eyeball, pie

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Word Origin and History for oculi

oculus

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

oculi in Medicine

oculus

[ŏkyə-ləs]
n. pl. oc•u•li (-lī′)
  1. Eye.
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