ophthalmologist

noun oph·thal·mol·o·gist \ ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmä-lə-jist , ˌäp- , -ˌthal- \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of ophthalmologist

: a physician who specializes in ophthalmology — compare optician, optometrist

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First Known Use of ophthalmologist

1834

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OPHTHALMOLOGIST Defined for English Language Learners

ophthalmologist

Definition of ophthalmologist for English Language Learners

  • medical : a doctor who studies and treats problems and diseases of the eye


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ophthalmologist

noun oph·thal·mol·o·gist \ ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmäl-ə-jəst , ˌäp- , -ˌthal- \

medical Definition of ophthalmologist

: a physician who specializes in ophthalmology — compare optician 2, optometrist


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