eye bank

noun

Definition of eye bank

: a storage place for human corneas from the newly dead for transplant to the eyes of those blind from corneal defects

Examples of eye bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Orlando eye bank that processes and distributes tissue for cornea transplants has drawn the attention of state lawmakers in Tallahassee, sparking a debate over whether for-profit companies are turning body parts into commodities. Skyler Swisher, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Oct. 2021 All the money raised went directly to the eye bank where many will benefit in their eye care. Houston Chronicle, 27 Feb. 2018 To thank Mike Patel, the owner of Russo's, for his support of the drive, the club presented him with a plaque for a life membership in the eye bank. Houston Chronicle, 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of eye bank

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Eye bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20bank. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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eye bank

noun

Medical Definition of eye bank

: a storage place for human corneas from the newly dead for transplanting to the eyes of those blind through corneal defects

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