eye lens


Definition of eye lens

: the lens nearest the eye in an eyepiece

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Most snakes cannot focus by changing the shape of the eye lens and must move its eye lens back and forth, which limits them from focusing on still objects and makes them extremely sensitive to movement. Iris Katz, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Pet Wise: Can reptiles and amphibians make good pets?," 20 July 2019 But that fish- eye lens just stared back at her, impassive, unblinking. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "A starfighter pilot awakens in an unwelcome future in this excerpt from Velocity Weapon," 11 June 2019 Unlike like cartilage, teeth, scales, or various other tissues, the center of the sharks' eye lens doesn't keep growing as the creature ages. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "There Is a Shark That Can Live for 400 Years," 11 Aug. 2016 Scientists can analyze the chemical composition of the eye lens nucleus to estimate an animal’s age. National Geographic, "272-Year-Old Shark Is Longest-Lived Vertebrate on Earth," 11 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of eye lens

1713, in the meaning defined above

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