One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who makes artificial eyes.
- ‘In that field, ocularists create an artificial iris by painting many simple semi-transparent layers.’
- ‘And then a month later, she will be sent to an ocularist who out of acrylic will make a shield that will look like the other side.’
Mid 19th century: from French oculariste, from late Latin ocularis (see ocular).
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