dioptric

adjective
di·​op·​tric | \dī-ˈäp-trik \

Definition of dioptric 

: refractive specifically : assisting vision by refracting and focusing light

First Known Use of dioptric

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dioptric

Greek dioptrikos of a diopter (instrument), from dioptra

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dioptric

adjective
di·​op·​tric | \(ˈ)dī-ˈäp-trik \
variants: also dioptrical \-​tri-​kəl \

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

Other Words from dioptric

dioptrically \-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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