Words nearby ophthalm-
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WORDS THAT USE OPHTHALM-
What does ophthalm- mean?
Ophthalm- comes from the Greek ophthalmós, meaning “eye.” Related to ophthalmós is ṓps, Greek for “eye” or “face,” and source of such combining forms as -opia, -opsia, and opto-. The Latin word for “eye” is oculus, source of the combining form oculo-.
Ophthalm- is a variant of ophthalmo-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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Examples of ophthalm-
One example of a medical term that features the combining form ophthalm- is ophthalmalgia, “pain in the eyeball.”
The first part of the word, ophthalm-, means “eye.” The second part, -algia, means “pain.” Ophthalmalgia literally translates to “eye pain.”
What are some words that use or are related to the combining form ophthalm-?
- ophthalmia (from the Greek ophthalmía)
- ophthalmic (from the Greek ophthalmikós)
- ophthalmic nerve
- ophthalmic artery
- ophthalmitis (using the equivalent of the form of ophthalm- in New Latin)
What are some other forms that ophthalm- may be commonly confused with?