iridic

adjective
irid·​ic | \ i-ˈri-dik How to pronounce iridic (audio) , ī-ˈri-dik \

Definition of iridic

: of or relating to the iris of the eye

First Known Use of iridic

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iridic

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

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The first known use of iridic was circa 1890

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“Iridic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iridic. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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iridic

adjective
irid·​ic | \ ī-ˈrid-ik also i- \

Medical Definition of iridic

: of or relating to the iris of the eye the pigmented iridic epithelium

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