oculistic

oculist

[ok-yuh-list]
noun (formerly)

Origin:
1605–15; < French oculiste. See ocul-, -ist

oculistic, adjective


See eye doctor.
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oculist (ˈɒkjʊlɪst)
 
n
med a former term for ophthalmologist
 
[C17: via French from Latin oculus eye]

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oculist
1610s, "eye doctor," from Fr. oculiste (16c.), from L. oculus "eye" (see eye).
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oculist oc·u·list (ŏk'yə-lĭst)
n.

  1. A physician who specializes in treating diseases of the eyes; an ophthalmologist.

  2. An optometrist.

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