Etymology
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oculist (n.)

"eye doctor," 1610s, from French oculiste (16c.), from Latin oculus "an eye" (from PIE root *okw- "to see"). Middle English had oculister (early 15c.) "an authority on the eye and treatment of eye diseases."

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Definitions of oculist

oculist (n.)
a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses;
Synonyms: optometrist
oculist (n.)
a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye;
Synonyms: ophthalmologist / eye doctor
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