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Definition of "oculist" []

  • A physician who treats diseases of the eyes; an ophthalmologist. (noun)
  • An optometrist. (noun)

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Use "oculist" in a sentence
  • "Dick felt slightly comforted when he learned that the oculist was a clever man who had been well known in Barcelona until he was forced to leave the city after taking part in some revolutionary plot."
  • "Jonathan David Jagger, surgeon oculist to the Queen."
  • "Her self-centered mother, Youle, the daughter of an Amsterdam Jewish oculist, was a seamstress and a courtesan of middling success."