Dictionary

cornea

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

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

Origin of CORNEA

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

cornea

noun cor·nea \ˈkr-nē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

Illustration of CORNEA

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: corneagenPrevious Word in the Dictionary: corn dumplingAll Words Near: cornea
March 06, 2015
eolian Hear it
Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears