Ophthalmic region(Zoöl.), the space around the eyes.

(Oph*thal"mite) n. [Gr. 'ofqalmo`s the eye.] (Zoöl.) An eyestalk; the organ which bears the compound eyes of decapod Crustacea.

(Oph*thal`mo*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to ophthalmology.

(Oph`thal*mol"o*gist) n. One skilled in ophthalmology; an oculist.

(Oph`thal*mol"o*gy) n. [Gr. 'ofqalmo`s the eye + -logy: cf. F. ophthalmologie.] The science which treats of the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye.

(Oph`thal*mom"e*ter), n. [Gr. 'ofqalmo`s eye + -meter.] (Physiol.) An instrument devised by Helmholtz for measuring the size of a reflected image on the convex surface of the cornea and lens of the eye, by which their curvature can be ascertained.

(Oph*thal"mo*scope) n. [From Gr. 'ofqalmo`s the eye + -scope.] (Physiol.) An instrument for viewing the interior of the eye, particularly the retina. Light is thrown into the eye by a mirror (usually concave) and the interior is then examined with or without the aid of a lens.Oph*thal`mo*scop"ic a.

(Oph`thal*mos"co*py) n. [Cf. F. ophthalmoscopie.]

1. A branch of physiognomy which deduces the knowledge of a person's temper and character from the appearance of the eyes.

2. Examination of the eye with the ophthalmoscope.

(Oph*thal"my) n. Same as Ophthalmia.

(O`pi*an"ic) a. [From Opium.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid obtained by the oxidation of narcotine.

(O"pi*a*nine) n. (Chem.) An alkaloid found in small quantity in opium. It is identical with narcotine.

(O"pi*a*nyl), n. [Opianic + - yl.] (Chem.) Same as Meconin.

(O"pi*ate) n. [From Opium: cf.F. opiat.]

1. Originally, a medicine of a thicker consistence than sirup, prepared with opium. Parr.

2. Any medicine that contains opium, and has the quality of inducing sleep or repose; a narcotic.

3. Anything which induces rest or inaction; that which quiets uneasiness.

They chose atheism as an opiate.

(O"pi*ate), a. [See Opium.] Inducing sleep; somniferous; narcotic; hence, anodyne; causing rest, dullness, or inaction; as, the opiate rod of Hermes. Milton.

(O"pi*ate) v. t. To subject to the influence of an opiate; to put to sleep. [R.] Fenton.

(Oph*thal"mic) a. [Gr. 'ofqalmiko`s: cf. F. ophthalmique. See Ophthalmia.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the eye; ocular; as the ophthalmic, or orbitonasal, nerve, a division of the trigeminal, which gives branches to the lachrymal gland, eyelids, nose, and forehead.

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