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scle·ra

 (sklîr′ə)
n.
The tough white fibrous outer envelope of tissue covering all of the eyeball except the cornea. Also called sclerotic, sclerotic coat.

[New Latin, from Greek, feminine of sklēros, hard.]

scle′ral adj.

sclera

(ˈsklɪərə)
n
(Anatomy) the firm white fibrous membrane that forms the outer covering of the eyeball. Also called: sclerotic
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek sklēros hard]

scle•ra

(ˈsklɪər ə)

n., pl. -ras.
a dense, white, fibrous membrane that, with the cornea, forms the external covering of the eyeball.
[1885–90; < New Latin < Greek sklērá (feminine) hard]
scle′ral, adj.

scle·ra

(sklîr′ə)
The tough, white, fibrous tissue that covers all of the eyeball except the cornea.

sclera

The white outer coat of the eyeball.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sclera - the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeballsclera - the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeball
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
albuginea - whitish tunic
Translations

scle·ra

n. esclerótica, parte blanca del ojo compuesta de tejido fibroso.

sclera

n (pl -rae) esclerótica
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