- 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 eyeoph·thal·mo·log·ic -mə-'läj-ik or oph·thal·mo·log·i·cal -i-kəl adjoph·thal·mo·log·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *n.the branch of medicine that is devoted to the study and treatment of eye diseases.• ophthalmological adj.
* * *oph·thal·mol·o·gy (of″thəl-molґə-je) [ophthalmo- + -logy] the medical specialty that deals with the eye, including its anatomy, physiology, and pathology. ophthalmologic adj
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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
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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