Definition of ocular in English:

ocular

Line breaks: ocu¦lar
Pronunciation: /ˈɒkjʊlə
 
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adjective

Medicine
  • Of or connected with the eyes or vision: ocular trauma
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    • 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

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  • another term for eyepiece.
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    • 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

adverb
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  • 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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