from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to the eye; ocular.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the eye, eyeball, or visual apparatus; optic; ocular.
  • Pertaining to, of the nature of, or afflicted with ophthalmia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the eye; ocular.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the space around the eyes.

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  • adjective medicine Of or pertaining to the eyes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to the eye
  • adjective of or relating to ophthalmology


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