oc·​u·​list | \ ˈä-kyə-list How to pronounce oculist (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified Boesmiller's eye surgery as a manipulation and described the specialist who fits eye prosthetics as an oculist. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "I Had My Right Eye Removed During Pregnancy to Save My Babies," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of oculist

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for oculist

French oculiste, from Latin oculus

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“Oculist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oculist. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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