WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
  • a combining form meaning "eye,'' used in the formation of compound words:ophthalmology.
  • Also,[esp. before a vowel,] ophthalm-. 
    • Greek, combining form of ophthalmós

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    ophthalmo-, (before a vowel)ophthalm- combining form
    1. indicating the eye or the eyeball
    Etymology: from Greek ophthalmos eye1

    'ophthalmo-' also found in these entries:

    Word of the day: funny | dent


    Report an inappropriate ad.
    Become a WordReference Supporter to view the site ad-free.