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cornea

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noun cor·nea \ˈkȯr-nē-ə\

Simple Definition of cornea

  • : the clear outer covering of the eyeball

Full Definition of cornea

  1. :  the transparent part of the coat of the eyeball that covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior — see eye illustration

cor·ne·al play \-əl\ adjective

Origin of cornea

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, feminine of corneus horny, from cornu


First Known Use: 14th century


CORNEA Defined for Kids

cornea

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noun cor·nea \ˈkȯr-nē-ə\

Definition of cornea

  1. :  the transparent outer layer of the front of the eye covering the pupil and iris




Medical Dictionary

cornea

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noun cor·nea \ˈkȯr-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of cornea

  1. :  the transparent part of the coat of the eyeball that covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior

  2. cor·ne·al \-əl\play adjective



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