dioptric


di·op·tric

adjective \dī-ˈäp-trik\

Definition of DIOPTRIC

:  refractive; specifically :  assisting vision by refracting and focusing light

Origin of DIOPTRIC

Greek dioptrikos of a diopter (instrument), from dioptra
First Known Use: 1653

Rhymes with DIOPTRIC

di·op·tric

adjective \(ˈ)dī-ˈäp-trik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIOPTRIC

1
: producing or serving in refraction of a beam of light : refractive; specifically : assisting vision by refracting and focusing light <the dioptric power of a lens>
2
: produced by means of refraction <dioptric images>
di·op·tri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of DIOPTRIC

di·op·tric also di·op·tri·cal \-tri-kəl\

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