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cornea

Line breaks: cor¦nea
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːnɪə
 
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Definition of cornea in English:

noun

The transparent layer forming the front of the eye.
Example sentences
  • The limbus is the thin area that connects the cornea and the sclera, the white part of the eye.
  • Organs currently in demand for transplantation include the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, intestines, and pancreas; tissues include corneas, heart valves, blood vessels, skin, and bone.
  • Corneal transplants are performed for people who have damaged or opaque corneas (the outer layer of the eye).

Origin

late Middle English: from medieval Latin cornea tela 'horny tissue', from Latin cornu 'horn'.

Derivatives

corneal

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Unlike eyelid or conjunctival involvement, corneal involvement can result in significant vision loss.
  • It is important to identify and remove conjunctival and corneal foreign bodies.
  • In the pipeline are many other applications, including vascular, pancreatic, and corneal repair.

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