ophthalmologist

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noun oph·thal·mol·o·gist \ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmä-lə-jist, ˌäp-, -ˌthal-\

Definition of ophthalmologist

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

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First Known Use of ophthalmologist

1834


OPHTHALMOLOGIST Defined for English Language Learners

ophthalmologist

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Definition of ophthalmologist for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

ophthalmologist

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

Medical Definition of ophthalmologist

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



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