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cornea

noun cor·nea \ˈkr-nē-ə\

: the clear outer covering of the eyeball

Full Definition of CORNEA

:  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 \-əl\ adjective
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Origin of CORNEA

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, feminine of corneus horny, from cornu
First Known Use: 14th century
CORNEAL Defined for Kids

cornea

noun cor·nea \ˈkr-nē-ə\

Definition of CORNEA for Kids

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

noun cor·nea \ˈkr-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of CORNEA

:  the transparent part of the coat of the eyeball that covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior
cor·ne·al \-əl\ adjective

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