oculist

[ ok-yuh-list ]
/ ˈɒk yə lɪst /

noun (formerly)

Origin of oculist

From the French word oculiste, dating back to 1605–15. See ocul-, -ist

Related forms

oc·u·lis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oculist

oculist

/ (ˈɒkjʊlɪst) /

noun

med a former term for ophthalmologist

Word Origin for oculist

C17: via French from Latin oculus eye
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Medicine definitions for oculist

oculist

[ ŏkyə-lĭst ]

n.

A physician who specializes in treating diseases of the eyes; an ophthalmologist.
An optometrist.

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