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ophthalmology

[of-thuh l-mol-uh-jee, -thuh-, -thal-, op-] /ˌɒf θəlˈmɒl ə dʒi, -θə-, -θæl-, ˌɒp-/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science dealing with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; ophthalmo- + -logy
Related forms
ophthalmological
[of-thal-muh-loj-i-kuh l, op-] /ɒfˌθæl məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ɒp-/ (Show IPA),
ophthalmologic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmological

ophthalmology

/ˌɒfθælˈmɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
Derived Forms
ophthalmological (ɒfˌθælməˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
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Word Origin and History for ophthalmological

ophthalmology

n.

1842; see ophthalmo- + -logy. Related: Ophthalmological.

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ophthalmological in Medicine

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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ophthalmological in Science
ophthalmology
  (ŏf'thəl-mŏl'ə-jē, ŏp'-)   
The scientific study of the eye, its diseases, and their treatment.
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ophthalmological in Culture
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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