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ophthalmology

ophthalmology

noun oph·thal·mol·o·gy \-ˈmä-lə-jē\

medical : the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye

Full Definition of OPHTHALMOLOGY

:  a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye
oph·thal·mo·log·ic \-mə-ˈlä-jik\ or oph·thal·mo·log·i·cal \-ji-kəl\ adjective
oph·thal·mo·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of OPHTHALMOLOGY

circa 1842

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

ophthalmology

noun oph·thal·mol·o·gy \-ˈmäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural oph·thal·mol·o·gies

Medical Definition of OPHTHALMOLOGY

:  a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye
oph·thal·mo·log·ic \-mə-ˈläj-ik\ or oph·thal·mo·log·i·cal \-i-kəl\ adjective
oph·thal·mo·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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