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crystalline lens

Line breaks: crys¦tal|line lens

Definition of crystalline lens in English:

noun

The transparent elastic structure behind the iris by which light is focused on to the retina of the eye.
Example sentences
  • The cornea, iris, and crystalline lens work together to focus light onto the retina.
  • The cornea and the crystalline lens refract light that enters the eye.
  • The most serious injuries involve the cornea and the internal crystalline lens, leading to corneal scars and cataract.

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