Definition of crystalline lens in English:

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crystalline lens

Pronunciation: /ˌkristələn ˈlenz/ Pronunciation: /ˌkristəˌlīn ˈlenz/


The transparent elastic structure behind the iris by which light is focused onto 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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Syllabification: crys·tal·line lens

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