ophthalmologist

[of-thuh l-mol-uh-jist, -thuh-, -thal-, op-]

noun

a doctor of medicine specializing in ophthalmology.

Nearby words

  1. ophthalmodiaphanoscope,
  2. ophthalmodynamometer,
  3. ophthalmography,
  4. ophthalmol.,
  5. ophthalmolith,
  6. ophthalmology,
  7. ophthalmomalacia,
  8. ophthalmomandibulomelic dysplasia,
  9. ophthalmometer,
  10. ophthalmomycosis

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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British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmologist

ophthalmologist

noun

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

ophthalmologist

n.

1834; see ophthalmology + -ist.

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Medicine definitions for ophthalmologist

ophthalmologist

[ŏf′thəl-mŏlə-jĭst, -thăl-, ŏp′-]

n.

A physician who specializes in ophthalmology.

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