noun \ˈpyü-pəl\

Definition of PUPIL

:  a child or young person in school or in the charge of a tutor or instructor :  student
:  one who has been taught or influenced by a famous or distinguished person

Origin of PUPIL

Middle English pupille minor ward, from Anglo-French, from Latin pupillus male ward (from diminutive of pupus boy) & pupilla female ward, from diminutive of pupa girl, doll
First Known Use: 1536

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

Rhymes with PUPIL



Definition of PUPIL

:  the contractile aperture in the iris of the eye
pu·pil·lary \ˈpyü-pə-ˌler-ē\ adjective

Origin of PUPIL

Middle French pupille, from Latin pupilla, from diminutive of pupa doll; from the tiny image of oneself seen reflected in another's eye
First Known Use: 1567

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral


noun \ˈpyü-pəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PUPIL

: the contractile usually round aperture in the iris of the eye


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