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ciliary body

n.
A thickened portion of the vascular coat of the eye located between the choroid and the iris.
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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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It is clear that there is a difference between prenatal and postnatal development of nasal and temporal ciliary bodies. (8,9) This difference supports the temporal ciliary body defect site seen in our case.
Birer et al., "Development of a miniaturized HIFU device for glaucoma treatment with conformal coagulation of the ciliary bodies," Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, vol.
Scientists are not sure whether aqueous humor does not drain out of the eye sufficiently or whether the ciliary bodies are producing an excessive amount of the fluid.