ophthalmology


ophthalmology
study of eye diseases

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Ophthalmology — Oph thal*mol o*gy, n. [Gr. ofqalmo s the eye + logy: cf. F. ophthalmologie.] The science which treats of the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ophthalmology — (n.) 1842; see OPHTHALMO (Cf. ophthalmo ) + LOGY (Cf. logy). Related: Ophthalmological …   Etymology dictionary

  • ophthalmology — ► NOUN ▪ the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye. DERIVATIVES ophthalmological adjective ophthalmologist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ophthalmology — [äf΄thal mäl′ə jē, äp΄thəl mäl′ə jē; äf΄thəlmäl′ə jē, äp΄thəlmäl′ə jē, äf′thəmäl′ə jē, äp΄thəmäl′ə jē] n. [ OPHTHALMO + LOGY] the branch of medicine dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye ophthalmological [äf΄thalmə läj′i… …   English World dictionary

  • Ophthalmology — A phoropter in use …   Wikipedia

  • ophthalmology — ophthalmological /of thal meuh loj i keuhl, op /, ophthalmologic, adj. /of theuhl mol euh jee, theuh , thal , op /, n. the branch of medical science dealing with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye. [1835 45; OPHTHALMO + LOGY] * * *… …   Universalium

  • ophthalmology — noun The anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye. He will reproach himself for having been the victim of some of these liabilities, but for others, like his cataract or the bad illumination, he will express regret but not remorse …   Wiktionary

  • ophthalmology — [[t]ɒ̱fθælmɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Ophthalmology is branch of medicine concerned with people s eyes and the problems that affect them …   English dictionary

  • ophthalmology —    , ophthalmologist    Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a doctor whose specialty is this branch of medicine. See aqueous humor, colorblind …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • ophthalmology — noun Date: circa 1842 a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye • ophthalmologic or ophthalmological adjective • ophthalmologically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ophthalmology — The medical specialty concerned with the eye, its diseases, and refractive errors. [ophthalmo + G. logos, study] * * * oph·thal·mol·o·gy mäl ə jē n, pl gies a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the… …   Medical dictionary


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