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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puniceus shows simple morphology; it has paired palps and pygidial lobes, but no eyespots, nuchal organs, statocysts, or ciliary rings dorsoanteriorly--an exceptional finding in this group.
Almost all of the Protodrilus species described previously from sandy, shallower waters possess sensory organs, that is, eyes, nuchal organs, so-called statocysts, and transversal ciliary rings on the surface of the body.
In larvae 340 [micro]m long, all the ciliary rings on the velum can be distinguished.