cornea


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cor·ne·a

 (kôr′nē-ə)
n.
The transparent convex anterior portion of the outer fibrous coat of the eyeball that covers the iris and the pupil and is continuous with the sclera.

[Medieval Latin cornea (tēla), horny (tissue), from Latin corneus, horny, from cornū, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cor′ne·al (-əl) adj.

cornea

(ˈkɔːnɪə)
n, pl -neas (-nɪəz) or -neae (-nɪˌiː)
(Anatomy) the convex transparent membrane that forms the anterior covering of the eyeball and is continuous with the sclera
[C14: from Medieval Latin cornea tēla horny web, from Latin cornū horn]
ˈcorneal adj

cor•ne•a

(ˈkɔr ni ə)

n., pl. -ne•as.
the transparent anterior part of the external coat of the eye covering the iris and the pupil and continuous with the sclera.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin cornea horny (web or tunic), feminine of corneus corneous]
cor′ne•al, adj.

cor·ne·a

(kôr′nē-ə)
The tough transparent membrane of the outer layer of the eyeball that covers the iris and the pupil. See more at eye.

cornea

A transparent convex membrane forming part of the eye’s outer coat in front of the iris and pupil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cornea - the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eyecornea - the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
arcus, arcus senilis - a whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
Translations
قَرْنِيَّة العيْن
rohovka
corneahornhinde
szaruhártya
hornhimna
ragena
radzene
rohovka
gözün saydam tabakası

cornea

[ˈkɔːnɪə] N (corneas or corneae (pl)) [ˈkɔːnɪiː]córnea f

cornea

[ˈkɔːrniə] ncornée f

cornea

nHornhaut f, → Cornea f (spec)

cornea

[ˈkɔːnɪə] n (Anat) → cornea

cornea

(ˈkoːniə) noun
the transparent covering of the eyeball.

cor·ne·a

n. córnea, parte anterior transparente del globo del ojo.

cornea

n córnea
References in classic literature ?
In certain crustaceans, for instance, there is a double cornea, the inner one divided into facets, within each of which there is a lens-shaped swelling.
A It's an uneven curvature of the cornea at the front of the eye that distorts vision, resulting in blurring of small print.
Holland is also director of the Cornea Service at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at the University of Nottingham have discovered a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye.
Summary: Lebanese health professionals announced a series of recommendations for medical transplants to begin fixing the country's organ and tissue donation procedures, starting with cornea operations.
Thousands of people have lost their eyesight due to damages to the cornea, such as trauma, absent limbal stem cells or diseases.
STEM cells, the body's "building blocks", are taken from the cornea of a dead donor and grown in a lab for around two weeks.
Keratoconus is an eye disease that causes the cornea (the clear covering on the eye) to become thin and steep over time.
Is there hope for people who develop a weak cornea and deteriorating vision after LASIK surgery?
KARACHI, May 19, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The Pakistan Eye Bank Society in its efforts to help blind regain their sight only recently enabled two women from interior Sindh to have cornea transplantation.
Singapore, Mar 31, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - At The Eye & Cornea Transplant Centre (TECTC), a subsidiary of Singapore Medical Group, a 39 year-old Taiwanese patient suffering from severe blinding conditions was the first person in Singapore to undergo a complex surgery involving a Boston Keratoprosthesis (Boston KPro) surgery together with ocular surface reconstruction with an amniotic membrane.
On Wednesday, Canadian scientists announced the success of human clinical trials done with an artificial cornea developed by them using a synthetic biological material.