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sclera

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noun \ˈskler-ə\

Definition of sclera

  1. :  the dense fibrous opaque white outer coat enclosing the eyeball except the part covered by the cornea — see eye illustration

scler·al play \-əl\ adjective


Origin of sclera

New Latin, from Greek sklēros


First Known Use: 1888

Rhymes with sclera


Medical Dictionary

sclera

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noun \ˈskler-ə\

Medical Definition of sclera

  1. :  the dense fibrous opaque white outer coat enclosing the eyeball except the part covered by the cornea—called also sclerotic, sclerotic coat



Illustration of sclera


Learn More about sclera

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "sclera" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "sclera"


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