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Meaning of CORNEA

Pronunciation:  'korneeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  transparent anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the lens and iris and is continuous with the sclera

CORNEA is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: arcus, arcus senilis, eye, membrane, oculus, optic, peeper, tissue layer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor"ne*a\ (k?r"n?-?), n.; pl. {Corneas} (-?z). [Fem.
sing., fr. L. corneus horny, fr. cornu a horn. See {Horn}.]
The transparent part of the coat of the eyeball which covers
the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior. See

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The cornea is the clear, round tissue at the front of the eye; it covers the eye's pupil, iris, and lens.