ciliary body

noun

Definition of ciliary body

anatomy
: a vascular structure encircling the inner surface of the eye behind the iris that secretes the aqueous humor and contains the muscle which controls accommodation of the eye — see eye illustration

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Ciliary body.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ciliary%20body. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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ciliary body

noun

Medical Definition of ciliary body

: a vascular structure encircling the inner surface of the eye behind the iris that secretes the aqueous humor, contains the ciliary muscle and ciliary processes, and is comprised anteriorly of the pars plicata and posteriorly of the pars plana

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