Definition of iridology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌaɪrɪˈdɒlədʒi//
, BrE//ˌɪrɪˈdɒlədʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪrɪˈdɑːlədʒi//
[uncountable] Complementary medicine
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a form of alternative medicine in which the iris (= the coloured part of the eye) is examined in order to find out what is wrong with somebody See related entries: Complementary medicine Word Originearly 20th cent.: from Greek iris, irid- ‘iris’ + -logy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: iridology