ophthalmology

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

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

Origin of ophthalmology

First recorded in 1835–45; ophthalmo- + -logy
Related formsoph·thal·mo·log·i·cal [of-thal-muh-loj-i-kuh l, 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 Formsophthalmological (ɒfˌθælməˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
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Medicine 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.

Related formsoph•thal′mo•logic (-thăl′mə-lŏjĭk) null adj.
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Science definitions for ophthalmology

ophthalmology

[ ŏf′thəl-mŏlə-jē, ŏp′- ]

The scientific study of the eye, its diseases, and their treatment.

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Culture 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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