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.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 4 (ANI): With only 2 per cent of eye banks active in matters related to cornea donation across the country, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) RP Eye Centre, is planning to use drones to transport cornea tissues to the transplantation centres, said Dr Jeevan Titiyal, Chairman of the National Eye Bank at AIIMS.
The delegation briefed Senator Malik about the Sight Foundation donation of eyes' cornea to Pakistani corneal blinded people.
Rehman Malik about the Sight Foundation donation of eyes' cornea to Pakistani corneal blinded people.
They were able to enjoy normal life after a simple donation of cornea from dying men and women.
"All that is taken through an eye donation is the cornea - a recipient wouldn't be walking around with a donor's eyes."
Of these, the sight of 200,000 people can be restored through Cornea transplants.
A scheme devised by an NHS Forth Valley emergency department doctor has seen cornea donation double over the past year.
The cornea is a thin piece of tissue that can be easily damaged by injury or infection, sometimes by contact lenses or a fingernail.
This involves wearing a hard contact lens overnight to flatten the curvature of the cornea (the transparent layer at the front of the eye) so you can see better without a lens or glasses during the day.
KARACHI -- The Medical and Health Services (M and HS) Department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has reintroduced eye cornea transplantation and Phaco surgery free of cost.