[of-thal-mik, op-]
of or pertaining to the eye; ocular.

1595–1605; < Latin ophthalmicus < Greek ophthalmikós, equivalent to ophthalm(ós) eye + -ikos -ic

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ophthalmic (ɒfˈθælmɪk)
of or relating to the eye

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Word Origin & History

early 18c., from L. ophthalmicus, from Gk. ophthalmikos pertaining to the eye, from ophthalmos eye (see ophthalmologist).
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ophthalmic oph·thal·mic (ŏf-thāl'mĭk, ŏp-)
Of or relating to the eye; ocular.

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ophthalmic [(of-thal-mik, op-thal-mik)]

A descriptive term for the eye.

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Example sentences
Even the need for making tears has been taken over by the ophthalmic ointment that protects his corneas.
The abducent nerve is joined by several filaments from the carotid and cavernous plexuses, and by one from the ophthalmic nerve.
In the optic foramen the ophthalmic artery lies below and to its outer side.
It is intermediate, both in position and size, between the ophthalmic and mandibular.
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