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Definition 1: the organ of sight - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for optic in the sense of this definition

(optic is a kind of ...) an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation

(... is a kind of optic ) in insects and some crustaceans: composed of many light-sensitive elements each forming a portion of an image

(... is a kind of optic ) an eye having a single lens

(... is a kind of optic ) the left eye

(... is a kind of optic ) the right eye

(... is a kind of optic ) an informal term referring to the eye

(... is a kind of optic ) the eye unaided by any optical instrument that alters the power of vision or alters the apparent size or distance of objects

"it is not safe to look directly at the sun with the naked eye"

(optic is a part of ...) muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it forms the colored portion of the eye

(optic is a part of ...) biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focus light on the retina

(optic is a part of ...) a branch of the ophthalmic artery; enters the eyeball with the optic nerve

(optic is a part of ...) one of several arteries supplying the choroid coat of the eye

(optic is a part of ...) an artery that originates from the ophthalmic artery and supplies the lacrimal gland and rectal eye muscles and the upper eyelid and the forehead

(optic is a part of ...) drains the lacrimal gland; empties into the superior ophthalmic vein

(optic is a part of ...) the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye

(optic is a part of ...) the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve

(optic is a part of ...) the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeball

(optic is a part of ...) a ring of smooth muscle surrounding the iris

(optic is a part of ...) a tubule that drains excess aqueous humor

(optic is a part of ...) the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid

(optic is a part of ...) the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera

(optic is a part of ...) a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera; a dark pigmentation minimizes the scattering of light inside the eye

(optic is a part of ...) the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris

"the ciliary body produces aqueous humor"

(optic is a part of ...) either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye

"his lids would stay open no longer"

(optic is a part of ...) either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet

(optic is a part of ...) a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; typical for many east Asian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome

(optic is a part of ...) a protective fold of skin in the eyes of reptiles and birds and some mammals

(optic is a part of ...) a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid

(optic is a part of ...) the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye

(optic is a part of ...) one of the small muscles of the eye that serve to rotate the eyeball

(optic is a part of ...) a natural opening in something

(... is part of optic) the sensory system for vision

(... is part of optic) the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear

"he washed his face" "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"

(optic is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 2: of or relating to or resembling the eye - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where optic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ocular muscles
  • an ocular organ
  • ocular diseases
  • the optic (or optical) axis of the eye
  • an ocular spot is a pigmented organ or part believed to be sensitive to light
  • ophthalmic defect

Synonyms for optic in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: relating to or using sight - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where optic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ocular inspection
  • an optical illusion
  • visual powers
  • visual navigation

Synonyms for optic in the sense of this definition

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