ophthalmostat etymology

English word ophthalmostat comes from English ophthalmo- (Of or relating to eyes.), English -stat

Detailed word origin of ophthalmostat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ophthalmo- English (eng) Of or relating to eyes.
-stat English (eng) Forming nouns naming scientific instruments that act to render the prefixed element stationary or static in some respect.
ophthalmostat English (eng) (surgery) A device that holds the eye steady during an operation.

Words with the same origin as ophthalmostat

Descendants of ophthalmo-
ophthalmalgia ophthalmitis ophthalmodynamometer ophthalmodynamometry ophthalmodynia ophthalmofundoscopy ophthalmology ophthalmometry ophthalmomyiasis ophthalmoparesis ophthalmoplegic ophthalmoscope ophthalmospasm ophthalmotemporal ophthalmotherapy ophthalmotonometry ophthalmotrope rheoophthalmography
Descendants of -stat
aquastat aquastatic bacteriostat barostat biostat chemostat clinostat cryostat gyrostat haemostasis haemostat haemostatic hemostat hygrostat pyrostat regulo rheostat siderostat thermostat thermostatic thermostatically