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ocular

[ok-yuh-ler] /ˈɒk yə lər/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or for the eyes:
ocular movements.
2.
of the nature of an eye:
an ocular organ.
3.
performed or perceived by the eye or eyesight.
noun
4.
Optics. eyepiece.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin oculāris, equivalent to ocul(us) eye + -āris -ar1
Related forms
ocularly, adverb
preocular, adjective
subocular, adjective
subocularly, adverb
superocular, adjective
superocularly, adverb
transocular, adjective
unocular, adjective
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Examples for ocular
  • Eye movement disorders: diplopia, nystagmus, and other ocular oscillations.
  • Underwood endured no elaborate tests, no procedures, no exercises ocular or otherwise.
  • It's as if the film makers had decided that ocular distractions could take the place of lucid plotting.
  • Two electrodes were placed to the side of each eye to monitor ocular movement during different sleep stages.
  • Finding and correcting ocular defects early is essential to lifelong eye health.
  • Both are ocular injections that block the growth of leaky blood vessels.
  • Neuromuscular spindles have not yet been demonstrated in the tongue muscles, and only a few exist in the ocular muscles.
  • New ocular implants are already illuminating colors and shapes, and promise to become far better.
British Dictionary definitions for ocular

ocular

/ˈɒkjʊlə/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the eye
noun
2.
another name for eyepiece
Derived Forms
ocularly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin oculāris from oculus eye
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Word Origin and History for ocular
adj.

c.1500, from Late Latin ocularis "of the eyes," from Latin oculus "an eye," from PIE root *okw- "to see" (cf. Gothic augo, Old English eage "eye;" see eye (n.)). As a noun, 1835, from the adjective.

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ocular in Medicine

ocular oc·u·lar (ŏk'yə-lər)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the eye or the sense of sight.

  2. Resembling the eye in form or function.

n.
The eyepiece of a microscope.
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ocular in Science
ocular
  (ŏk'yə-lər)   
Adjective  Of or relating to the eye or the sense of vision.

Noun  The eyepiece of a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument.
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