Definition of Snellen

1. Noun. Dutch ophthalmologist who introduced the Snellen chart to study visual acuity (1834-1908).

Exact synonyms: Hermann Snellen
Generic synonyms: Eye Doctor, Oculist, Ophthalmologist



Definition of Snellen

1. Proper noun. A kind of eye chart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Snellen

1. Hermann, Dutch ophthalmologist, 1834-1908. See: Snellen's test types, Snellen's sign. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snellen

Smyrnium
Smyrnium olusatrum
Smythy
Sn
Snake River
Snape
Snares penguin
Snares penguins
Snark
Snead
Sneddon
Sneddon's syndrome
Sneddon-Wilkinson disease
Snell's law
Snellen
Snellen's sign
Snellen's test types
Snellen chart
Snellen test
Snickers
Snickometer
Snickometers
Sno-cat
Snoopy
Snopes
Snopesed
Snopesing
Snorlax

Literary usage of Snellen

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1. Journal of School Geography (1897)
"103. 70. » conspersa Felder. 104. 71. » fumosa snellen. 105. 72. » Species. 106. 73. » Species. 74. » Species. 107. 75. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1866)
"The profession are under great obligations to Dr. snellen for this extremely useful volume, a copy of which should be on the table of every practitioner. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"The movement,' M. Renou remarks, ' is therefore magnetic and not mechanical.' FIG. 2.—Potsdam : Horizontal Intensity, April 27,1894. Utrecht (MM snellen) ..."

4. The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses by William Horatio Bates (1920)
"Place a snellen test card on the wall at a distance of ten, fourteen, or twenty feet, and devote half a minute a day, or longer, to reading the smallest ..."

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