eye lens

noun

Definition of eye lens

: the lens nearest the eye in an eyepiece

Examples of eye lens in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'eye lens.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of eye lens

1713, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about eye lens

Dictionary Entries near eye lens

eye indexing

Eyeish

eyelash

eye lens

eyelet

eyeleteer

eye level

Statistics for eye lens

Last Updated

24 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for eye lens

The first known use of eye lens was in 1713

See more words from the same year

Comments on eye lens

What made you want to look up eye lens? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

readily or continually undergoing change

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!