[ok-yuh-ler] /ˈɒk yə lər/
of, relating to, or for the eyes:
of the nature of an eye:
an ocular organ.
performed or perceived by the eye or eyesight.
of or relating to the eye
another name for eyepiece
c.1500, from Late Latin ocularis “of the eyes,” from Latin oculus “an eye,” from PIE root *okw- “to see” (cf. Gothic augo, Old English eage “eye;” see eye (n.)). As a noun, 1835, from the adjective.
ocular oc·u·lar (ŏk’yə-lər)
The eyepiece of a microscope.
Adjective Of or relating to the eye or the sense of vision.
Noun The eyepiece of a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument.
- Ocular dominance
noun eyedness ; a preference for use of one eye rather than the other, often due to its acuity; also called eye dominance
- Ocular humor
ocular humor n. Either of the two humors of the eye, the aqueous humor or the vitreous humor.
- Ocular hypertelorism
ocular hypertelorism n. Extreme width between the eyes due to an enlarged sphenoid bone, sometimes associated with other congenital deformities and mental retardation. Also called Greig’s syndrome.
/ˈɒkjʊlərɪst/ noun 1. a person who makes artificial eyes ocularist oc·u·lar·ist (ŏk’yə-lər-ĭst) n. One skilled in the design, fabrication, and fitting of artificial eyes and in the making of prostheses associated with the appearance or function of the eyes.