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A small zone, as of a ligament.
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a small zone, band, or area
[C19: from New Latin zōnula a little zone]
zonular adj
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(ˈzoʊn yul)

a little zone, belt, band, or the like.
[1825–35; < New Latin zōnula. See zone, -ule]
zon′u•lar (-yə lər) adj.
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Noun1.zonule - small beltlike zone
zona, zone - (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
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Localized accumulation of PEX material and degenerative changes resulting in disintegration at capsular holder occur in the area of zonule insertion.
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Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body online reproduces 1247 of Gray's original engravings and contains over 13,000 subject entries--as the website says, "from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn." This is an easy and interesting way to study a tough subject.
The acrosomal zonule. Tissue & Cell, 14(2): 283-8, 1982.
The axial section image of 25 MHz UBM revealed that the smooth arc lines in strong echo of anterior and posterior capsule of the lens were located in the center of the pupil area, the zonule was visible as a thin and weak stripe-like echo attached to the ciliary process, and the linear distances between lens equator and ciliary process in all directions were equal (Figure 1(a)).
The surgeon must be careful not to be aggressive during aspiration and irrigation of cortex, so as to avoid posterior capsule rupture or zonule rupture during these manoeuvers.
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This is caused by anterior capsular opening shrinkage, zonule elongation, or IOL tilt and decentration.
Also, if a large rhexis tears, the anterior zonule insertions may be disrupted.