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Definition of "oculist" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."