cornea

noun cor·nea \ ˈkȯr-nē-ə \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

corneal

play \ˈkȯr-nē-əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cornea

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, feminine of corneus horny, from cornu


CORNEA Defined for English Language Learners

cornea

noun

Definition of cornea for English Language Learners

  • : the clear outer covering of the eyeball


CORNEA Defined for Kids

cornea

noun cor·nea \ ˈkȯr-nē-ə \

Definition of cornea for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

cornea

noun cor·nea \ ˈkȯr-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

corneal

play \-əl\ adjective

Illustration of cornea



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