opticist

[ op-tuh-sist ]
/ ˈɒp tə sɪst /

noun Now Rare.

a person engaged in the fields of theoretical or applied optics.

Nearby words

  1. optical tweezers,
  2. optical wedge,
  3. optically,
  4. optician,
  5. opticianry,
  6. optico-,
  7. opticociliary,
  8. opticokinetic nystagmus,
  9. opticopupillary,
  10. optics

Origin of opticist

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; optic(s) + -ist

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