ophthalmologist

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

Examples from the Web for ophthalmologist

Contemporary Examples of ophthalmologist

  • Like his father Ron, Sen. Paul is a doctor—the older Paul is an OB/GYN, the younger an ophthalmologist.

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    Rand Paul and the Certification Racket

    Russell Saunders

    August 11, 2014

  • Turns out the ophthalmologist was a member of a secret society in college, the Noze Brotherhood.

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    Samuel P. Jacobs

    December 21, 2010

  • Katie, an ophthalmologist who prefers that we not use her last name, dreads asking patients about any problem involving tearing.

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    The New Pseudo-Shrinks

    Beth Landman

    March 27, 2009

Historical Examples of ophthalmologist


British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmologist

ophthalmologist

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

1834; see ophthalmology + -ist.

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ophthalmologist in Medicine

ophthalmologist

[ŏf′thəl-mŏlə-jĭst, -thăl-, ŏp′-]
n.
  1. A physician who specializes in ophthalmology.
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