Definition of optic in English:
- Vigilance is needed for any features of possible optic neuropathy, such as blurred vision, impaired colour perception, and reduced visual acuity
- All patients were diagnosed as having anterior optic neuropathy.
- The ophthalmic artery may have a separate foramen located between the optic foramen and the superior orbital fissure.
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- Not only does the lens have the power of some of the white-coloured optics you've seen at sidelines of football matches and other sporting events, the Leica-made zoom features image stabilisation to reduce blur too.
- The shop, primarily, handles optics from Leupold and Swift Instruments.
- This method is reasonably adequate for small optics but breaks down when the optic is exposed to beams substantially larger than the area tested.
autopsy from mid 17th century:
In an autopsy someone seeks to find out how a person died by seeing the body with their own eyes. An early sense of the word was ‘personal observation’, and this is the key to the word's origin. It comes from Greek autoptēs ‘eyewitness’, based on autos ‘self’ and optos ‘seen’, which means that it is related to other English words such as optic (Late Middle English) and optician (late 17th century).
Words that rhyme with opticCoptic, panoptic, synoptic
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