iridology

noun

ir·​i·​dol·​o·​gy ˌī-rə-ˈdä-lə-jē How to pronounce iridology (audio)
plural iridologies
: the study of the iris of the eye for indications of bodily health and disease
iridologist noun

Word History

Etymology

irido- + -logy

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of iridology was in 1916

Dictionary Entries Near iridology

Cite this Entry

“Iridology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iridology. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

iridology

noun

ir·​i·​dol·​o·​gy ˌī-rə-ˈdäl-ə-jē How to pronounce iridology (audio)
plural iridologies
: the study of the iris of the eye for indications of bodily health and disease
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