ciliary body

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ciliary body

n.
A thickened portion of the vascular coat of the eye located between the choroid and the iris.

ciliary body

n
(Anatomy) the part of the vascular tunic of the eye that connects the choroid with the iris
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Noun1.ciliary body - the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris; "the ciliary body produces aqueous humor"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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Identification of isoenzyme C as the principal carbonic anhydrase in human ciliary processes.
Ciliary processes are also anteriorly positioned and the ciliary sulcus, although present, is minimally defined (Figure 4).
The non-pigmented epithelium of ciliary processes actively secretes aqueous humor into the posterior chamber, which in turn generates the IOP.