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oculus

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noun oc·u·lus \ˈä-kyə-ləs\

Definition of oculus

plural

oculi

play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
  1. 1 :  a circular or oval window

  2. 2 :  a circular opening at the top of a dome



Origin and Etymology of oculus

Latin, literally, eye — more at eye


First Known Use: 1848

Rhymes with oculus


Medical Dictionary

oculus

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noun oc·u·lus \ˈäk-yə-ləs\

Medical Definition of oculus

plural

oculi

\-yə-ˌlī\play
  1. :  eye 1




Learn More about oculus

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of oculus Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about oculus


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