ophthalmology

noun

oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gy ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce ophthalmology (audio)
ˌäp-,
-ˌthal-
: a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye
ophthalmologic adjective
or ophthalmological
ophthalmologically adverb

Examples of ophthalmology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a medical student, Claes followed his father’s path to the University of Lund but opted for ophthalmology. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 16 July 2024 The remaining three specialty rankings (in ophthalmology, psychiatry and rheumatology) are determined by expert opinion. Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 16 July 2024 Arboleda-Velasquez, who works as a Harvard Medical School associate professor of ophthalmology, said his laboratory is using these study findings to develop potential antibody drugs to combat Alzheimer's disease. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 19 June 2024 Specialists Surgery Center of Del Mar received a below average rating in ophthalmology. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for ophthalmology 

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Ophthalmologie, from ophthalmo- ophthalmo- + -logie -logy

First Known Use

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ophthalmology was circa 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Ophthalmology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ophthalmology. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

ophthalmology

noun
oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gy ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmäl-ə-jē How to pronounce ophthalmology (audio)
ˌäp-,
-ˌthal-
: a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye

Medical Definition

ophthalmology

noun
oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gy -ˈmäl-ə-jē How to pronounce ophthalmology (audio)
plural ophthalmologies
: a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye
ophthalmologic adjective
or ophthalmological
ophthalmologically adverb

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