ophthalmology

[of-thuh l-mol-uh-jee, -thuh-, -thal-, op-]
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noun

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

Nearby words

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

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

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
Derived Formsophthalmological (ɒfˌθælməˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective

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Word Origin and History for ophthalmology

ophthalmology

n.

1842; see ophthalmo- + -logy. Related: Ophthalmological.

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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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