[of-thuh l-mol-uh-jee, -thuh-, -thal-, op-]
- the branch of medical science dealing with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye.
Origin of ophthalmology
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- the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
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Word Origin and History for ophthalmologic
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ophthalmology(ŏf′thəl-mŏl′ə-jē, -thăl-, ŏp′-)
- The branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye.
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- The scientific study of the eye, its diseases, and their treatment.
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The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the eye.
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