ophthalmological

ophthalmology

[of-thuhl-mol-uh-jee, -thuh-, -thal-, op-]
noun
the branch of medical science dealing with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye.

Origin:
1835–45; ophthalmo- + -logy

ophthalmological [of-thal-muh-loj-i-kuhl, op-] , ophthalmologic, adjective
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ophthalmology (ˌɒfθælˈmɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
 
ophthalmological
 
adj

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ophthalmology
1842; see ophthalmologist.
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ophthalmology oph·thal·mol·o·gy (ŏf'thəl-mŏl'ə-jē, -thāl-, ŏp'-)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye.


oph·thal'mo·log'ic (-thāl'mə-lŏj'ĭk) or oph·thal'mo·log'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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ophthalmology   (ŏf'thəl-mŏl'ə-jē, ŏp'-)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the eye, its diseases, and their treatment.
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ophthalmology [(of-thuhl-mol-uh-jee, of-thuh-mol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the eye.

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