iridic

adjective

: of or relating to the iris of the eye

Word History

Etymology

Greek īrid-, îris "rainbow, iridescent halo around the moon, a flame, etc., iris of the eye" + -ic entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of iridic was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Iridic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iridic. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

iridic

adjective
irid·​ic
ī-ˈrid-ik also i-
: of or relating to the iris of the eye
the pigmented iridic epithelium
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