ophthalmology

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

Definition of ophthalmology

  1. :  a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye

ophthalmologic

play \ˌäf-thə(l)-mə-ˈlä-jik, ˌäp-, -ˌthal-\ or

ophthalmological

play \ˌäf-thə(l)-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌäp-, -ˌthal-\ adjective

ophthalmologically

play \ˌäf-thə(l)-mə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē, ˌäp-, -ˌthal-\ adverb

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First Known Use of ophthalmology

circa 1842


OPHTHALMOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

ophthalmology

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noun

Definition of ophthalmology for English Language Learners

  • medical : the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye


Medical Dictionary

ophthalmology

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noun oph·thal·mol·o·gy \-ˈmäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of ophthalmology

plural

ophthalmologies

  1. :  a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye

ophthalmologic

\-mə-ˈläj-ik\play or

ophthalmological

\-i-kəl\play adjective

ophthalmologically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


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