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[of-thuh l-mol-uh-jist, -thuh-, -thal-, op-]
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  1. a doctor of medicine specializing in ophthalmology.
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Origin of ophthalmologist

First recorded in 1825–35; ophthalmo- + -log(y) + -ist
Can be confusedeye doctor ophthalmologist optician optometrist (see synonym study at eye doctor)

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Related Words for ophthalmologist

ophthalmologist, optometrist, oculist

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British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmologist


  1. a medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases
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Word Origin and History for ophthalmologist


1834; see ophthalmology + -ist.

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ophthalmologist in Medicine


(ŏf′thəl-mŏlə-jĭst, -thăl-, ŏp′-)
  1. A physician who specializes in ophthalmology.
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