ophthalmology

[ of-thuhl-mol-uh-jee, -thuh-, -thal-, op- ]
/ ˌɒf θəlˈmɒl ə dʒi, -θə-, -θæl-, ˌɒp- /

noun

the branch of medical science dealing with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye.

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Origin of ophthalmology

First recorded in 1835–45; ophthalmo- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM ophthalmology

oph·thal·mo·log·i·cal [of-thal-muh-loj-i-kuhl, op-], /ɒfˌθæl məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ɒp-/, oph·thal·mo·log·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmology

ophthalmology
/ (ˌɒfθælˈmɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases

Derived forms of ophthalmology

ophthalmological (ɒfˌθælməˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
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Medical definitions for ophthalmology

ophthalmology
[ ŏf′thəl-mŏlə-jē, -thăl-, ŏp′- ]

n.

The branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye.

Other words from ophthalmology

oph•thal′mo•logic (-thăl′mə-lŏjĭk) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for ophthalmology

ophthalmology
[ ŏf′thəl-mŏlə-jē, ŏp′- ]

The scientific study of the eye, its diseases, and their treatment.
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Cultural definitions for ophthalmology

ophthalmology
[ (of-thuhl-mol-uh-jee, of-thuh-mol-uh-jee) ]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the eye.

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