Share this entry

Share this page

ophthalmic

Line breaks: oph¦thal|mic
Pronunciation: /ɒfˈθalmɪk
 
, ɒpˈθalmɪk/

Definition of ophthalmic in English:

adjective

[attributive]
Relating to the eye and its diseases: an ophthalmic surgeon
More example sentences
  • For 50 years Dr Magauran worked as an ophthalmic medical practitioner for a firm of opticians in Sutton and Epsom and also saw private patients in her home.
  • This text will be of interest primarily to veterinary ophthalmologists, ophthalmic pathologists, and ocular oncologists.
  • Now, there are only 5,000 optometrists, 15,000 ophthalmic surgeons and 25,000 opticians.

Origin

early 17th century: via Latin from Greek ophthalmikos, from ophthalmos 'eye'.

Words that rhyme with ophthalmic

Kalmyk

Definition of ophthalmic in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something