ocular

adjective
oc·​u·​lar | \ ˈä-kyə-lər How to pronounce ocular (audio) \

Definition of ocular

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : done or perceived by the eye ocular inspection
b : based on what has been seen ocular testimony
2a : of or relating to the eye ocular muscles
b : resembling an eye in form or function

ocular

noun

Definition of ocular (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for ocular

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

  • nonvisual
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Examples of ocular in a Sentence

Adjective recommends regular eye examinations for the early detection of such ocular diseases as glaucoma
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective According to Godley, an ocular migraine is a migraine attack, usually in one eye, where any number of visual distortions can occur for up to an hour. Ashley Abramson, Allure, "Every Type of Migraine and How to Tell Them Apart," 7 Apr. 2021 Their work leads up to an annual week-long trip to conduct free eye exams, dispense glasses, and provide ocular health education abroad. cleveland, "Lake Ridge Academy collecting cereal boxes, attempting to break record for domino cereal box drop: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 4 Apr. 2021 In the United States, there were about 900 reports of ocular exposure in children under 6 in 2020, an increase of 54 percent from 2019. New York Times, "Children Are Consuming Hand Sanitizer. Here’s How to Keep Them Safe.," 25 Feb. 2021 Maximilian Davis’s are a bit more scuba-inspired, but still offer total ocular protection on the slopes, the shores, and elsewhere. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The 10 Most Important Accessory Trends for Fall 2021," 19 Mar. 2021 In an accompanying release, King's College London said the results would help to improve ophthalmologists' understanding of eye diseases like pigmentary glaucoma and ocular albinism. Julia Musto, Fox News, "Researchers identify 50 additional genes for eye color," 13 Mar. 2021 All the animals are rescues — even the hamster, which had an ocular condition that prompted Charlotte to take it home from a pet store. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "Child sleuth with a heart for animals helps finds missing pets on San Antonio's Southwest Side," 22 Feb. 2021 Long-term symptoms extend beyond obvious targets like lung function to areas such as ocular and dental health. Hil Moss Reprints, STAT, "What cancer survivorship can teach us about Covid-19," 17 Feb. 2021 The common condition can get progressively worse as a person ages and that ocular elongation extends. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, "The 9 top health and medicine breakthroughs of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Doctors this week published an image of just such an uncommon ocular impaling. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Here’s what happens when a bee stings you directly in your eyeball," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of ocular

Adjective

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Noun

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ocular

Adjective

Late Latin ocularis of eyes, from Latin oculus eye

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19 Apr 2021

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“Ocular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ocular. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for ocular

ocular

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of ocular

technical : of or relating to the eye

ocular

adjective
oc·​u·​lar | \ ˈä-kyə-lər How to pronounce ocular (audio) \

Kids Definition of ocular

: of or relating to the eye or eyesight ocular diseases

ocular

adjective
oc·​u·​lar | \ ˈäk-yə-lər How to pronounce ocular (audio) \

Medical Definition of ocular

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the eye the ocular adnexa include the eyelids and the lacrimal glands

ocular

noun

Medical Definition of ocular (Entry 2 of 2)

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