Ophthalmo-



1.
a combining form meaning “eye,” used in the formation of compound words:
ophthalmology.
combining form
1.
indicating the eye or the eyeball: ophthalmoscope

before vowels ophthalm-, word-forming element meaning “eye,” mostly in plural, “the eyes,” from Greek ophthalmo-, comb. form of ophthalmos “eye,” originally “the seeing,” of uncertain origin. Perhaps from ops “eye” (see optic) + a form related to thalamos “inner room, chamber” (see thalamus), giving the whole a sense of “eye and eye socket.”

ophthalmo- or ophthalm-
pref.
Eye; eyeball: ophthalmoscope.

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  • Ophthalmol.

    abbreviation 1. ophthalmology



  • Ophthalmography

    ophthalmography oph·thal·mog·ra·phy (ŏf’thəl-mŏg’rə-fē, -thāl-, ŏp’-) n. The recording of movements the eye makes during reading by photographing a mark on the cornea or by making a tracing of light reflexes. oph·thal’mo·graph’ (ŏf-thāl’mə-grāf’, ŏp-) n.

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