Definition of arcus senilis in English:

arcus senilis

Line breaks: arcus sen|ilis
Pronunciation: /ˌɑːkəs sɪˈnʌɪlɪs


  • A narrow opaque band encircling the cornea, common in old age.
    More example sentences
    • My arcus senilis of two years' duration disappeared completely after 18 months of atorvastatin (taken for a moderately raised serum cholesterol concentration).
    • It appears more often in older adults (arcus senilis).
    • A study of arcus senilis in Caucasian men and women is reported.


Latin, literally 'senile bow'.

More definitions of arcus senilis

Definition of arcus senilis in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea

Shop for an Oxford dictionary

Find the perfect Oxford dictionary for you in our online shop.