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pupillary1

[pyoo-puh-ler-ee]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a pupil or student.
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Origin of pupillary1

1605–15; < Latin pūpill(āris) (see pupil1, -ar1) + -ary

pupillary2

[pyoo-puh-ler-ee]
adjective Anatomy.
  1. pertaining to the pupil of the eye.
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Origin of pupillary2

1785–95; < Latin pūpill(a) pupil2 + -ary
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Examples from the Web for pupillary

Historical Examples

  • The pupillary reaction to light is not done with malice aforethought, cannot be so done.

    Psychology

    Robert S. Woodworth

  • They call us "inheritance-chasers," "purloiners of pupillary funds," "starvers of innocent children."

  • He will now perceive that the pupillary aperture is illuminated, and, no longer black, shines with a silvery or reddened light.

  • Couching is the removal of the lens from the pupillary area by depressing it backwards into the vitreous.

  • Pterygium should be removed when advancing across the cornea, especially when the pupillary area is becoming involved.


British Dictionary definitions for pupillary

pupillary1

pupilary

adjective
  1. of or relating to a pupil or a legal ward
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Derived Formspupillarity or pupilarity, noun

Word Origin

C17: from pupil 1 + -ary

pupillary2

pupilary

adjective
  1. of or relating to the pupil of the eye
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin pūpilla pupil ²
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pupillary in Medicine

pupillary

(pyōōpə-lĕr′ē)
adj.
  1. Of or affecting the pupil of the eye.
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