oculus

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noun oc·u·lus \ˈä-kyə-ləs\

Definition of oculus

plural

oculi

play \ˈä-kyə-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
  1. 1 :  a circular or oval window

  2. 2 :  a circular opening at the top of a dome

Recent Examples of oculus from the Web

  • Walking around and within the structure, the viewer is immediately consumed by the juxtaposition, as well as uncanny similarity, of natural and unnatural: the large oculus, open floor, and porous surface framing the surrounding coastal landscape.

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Origin and Etymology of oculus

Latin, literally, eye — more at eye


Medical Dictionary

oculus

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noun oc·u·lus \ˈäk-yə-ləs\

Medical Definition of oculus

plural

oculi

\-yə-ˌlī\play
  1. :  eye 1


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