eye lens


Definition of eye lens

: the lens nearest the eye in an eyepiece

Examples of eye lens in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nielsen and researchers used radiocarbon dating of eye lens nuclei to estimate the age of the sharks and published their findings in the journal Science. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2020 On Wednesday, the rapper tweeted a fish-eye lens clip of the two during what appears to be one of his Sunday Service concerts. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, 19 Aug. 2020 This could lead to clouding of the eye lens or tissue growth on the eye surface, which can impair vision, according to the ACS. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2020 Grapes protect healthy vision The lutein and zeaxanthin in grapes protect the retina and eye lens. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, 25 Oct. 2019 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, 20 July 2019 But that fish- eye lens just stared back at her, impassive, unblinking. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, 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, 11 Aug. 2016 Scientists can analyze the chemical composition of the eye lens nucleus to estimate an animal’s age. National Geographic, 11 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of eye lens

1713, in the meaning defined above

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“Eye lens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20lens. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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