Definition of ocular in English:

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ocular

Pronunciation: /ˈäkyələr/

adjective

[attributive] Medicine
Of or connected with the eyes or vision: ocular trauma
More example sentences
  • Other symptoms of polycythemia vera include headaches, transient neurologic or ocular complaints, and paresthesias.
  • A high index of suspicion can preserve vision and prevent further ocular complications.
  • In high concentrations, the smoke causes ocular and upper respiratory tract irritation in health care personnel.

noun

another term for eyepiece.
Example sentences
  • Thoughtfully this model features attached objective lens covers and a cover for the oculars.
  • She crossed her arms and stared into my eyes with those azure oculars.
  • Completely white oculars were framed by a rectangular mask that like Ko-chin's covered only the area of her eyes.

Derivatives

ocularly

Pronunciation: /ˈäkyələrlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Passing the station I was ocularly assaulted by the Evening Standard billboards.
  • Forest floor litter was ocularly estimated as the percent of leaf and woody litter covering the mineral soil in each ground flora plot.
  • A film has got to be ocularly interesting and above all it is the picture which is the thing.

Origin

Late 16th century: from late Latin ocularis, from Latin oculus 'eye'.

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  • inoculate from Late Middle English:

    Originally inoculation was a task of gardeners rather than of doctors and nurses. To inoculate something was to graft a bud or shoot into a plant of a different type. This corresponds to its Latin source inoculare ‘to graft’, from in- ‘into’ and oculus ‘eye, bud’ (as in binocular (early 18th century) and ocular (late 16th century)). The horticultural sense dates from the late Middle Ages. As a medical procedure people could inoculate a person from the early 18th century—its first uses referred to the treatment of smallpox. See also vaccine

Words that rhyme with ocular

binocular, jocular

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: oc·u·lar

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