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oculist

[ok-yuh-list] /ˈɒk yə lɪst/
noun, (formerly)
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < French oculiste. See ocul-, -ist
Related forms
oculistic, adjective
Synonyms
See eye doctor.
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British Dictionary definitions for oculistic

oculist

/ˈɒkjʊlɪst/
noun
1.
(med) a former term for ophthalmologist
Word Origin
C17: via French from Latin oculus eye
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Word Origin and History for oculistic

oculist

n.

"eye doctor," 1610s, from French oculiste (16c.), from Latin oculus "an eye" (see eye (n.)).

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oculistic in Medicine

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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