cornea


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cornea: ciliary body

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.
FAISALABAD -- Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority has given approval to Eye Department of Allied Hospital Faisalabad for transplantation of cornea.
FAISALABAD -- The Cornea of 167 eye patients has been transplanted successfully under the aegis of Lyallpur Eye Trust since it inception.
For the study, appearing in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, the team looked at three-year graft success rates among a total of 1,090 individuals (1,330 eyes) who underwent cornea transplant via Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty by 70 surgeons at 40 surgical sites.
Cells grown this way achieve the precise alignment that gives the human cornea its strength and transparency.
A cornea transplant involves an operation to remove all or part of a damaged cornea, the clear layer at the front of the eye, and replace it with healthy donor tissue.
Currently, the only way to treat the problem is through cornea transplants.
Women who receive cornea transplants are more likely to reject them if the donors are male, freelance writer Amber Dance reported in "A view to better cornea transplants" (SN: 9/3/16, p.
Dubai: Dubai Hospital has conducted a landmark surgery that can restore a patient's eyesight with transplant of a partial cornea with a 20-minute procedure, a senior doctor has said.
com A cornea transplant is an operation to remove all or part of a damaged cornea and replace it with all or part of a healthy cornea.
As Ken Pullum, principal optometrist of the scleral lens service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, put it at 100% Optical 2015: fitting corneal lenses to a keratoconic cornea often "offends my sense of symmetry.