oculus

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

oc·u·lus

noun \ˈä-kyə-ləs\
plural oc·u·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Definition of OCULUS

1
:  a circular or oval window
2
:  a circular opening at the top of a dome

Origin of OCULUS

Latin, literally, eye — more at eye
First Known Use: 1848

Rhymes with OCULUS

oc·u·lus

noun \ˈäk-yə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural oc·u·li \-yə-ˌlī\

Medical Definition of OCULUS

: eye 1

oculus

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(Latin: “eye”) In architecture, any of several elements resembling an eye, such as a round or oval window or the round opening at the top of some domes (see Pantheon). The capital of an Ionic column features an oculus in the form of a disk at the centre of each of its spiral scrolls.

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