anterior chamber

noun

Definition of anterior chamber 

anatomy

: a space in the eye bounded in front by the cornea and in back by the iris and middle part of the lens — compare posterior chamber — see eye illustration

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If pain and blood clotting persists, the entire anterior chamber has to be washed out. Puja Bhattacharjee, CNN, "Nerf guns can pose serious eye risk, doctors warn," 18 Sep. 2017

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1741, in the meaning defined above

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anterior chamber

noun

Medical Definition of anterior chamber 

: a space in the eye bounded in front by the cornea and in back by the iris and middle part of the lens — compare posterior chamber

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