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ophthalmologist

[of-thuh l-mol-uh-jist, -thuh-, -thal-, op-] /ˌɒf θəlˈmɒl ə dʒɪst, -θə-, -θæl-, ˌɒp-/
noun
1.
a doctor of medicine specializing in ophthalmology.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; ophthalmo- + -log(y) + -ist
Can be confused
eye doctor, ophthalmologist, optician, optometrist (see synonym study at eye doctor)
Synonyms
See eye doctor.
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Examples from the web for ophthalmologist
  • If you or your ped suspects strabismus, see a pediatric ophthalmologist.
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  • My ophthalmologist had told me to come in if there were any significant changes.
British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmologist

ophthalmologist

/ˌɒfθælˈmɒlədʒɪst/
noun
1.
a medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases
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Word Origin and History for ophthalmologist
n.

1834; see ophthalmology + -ist.

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ophthalmologist in Medicine

ophthalmologist oph·thal·mol·o·gist (ŏf'thəl-mŏl'ə-jĭst, -thāl-, ŏp'-)
n.
A physician who specializes in ophthalmology.

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