eye lens

noun

Definition of eye lens 

: the lens nearest the eye in an eyepiece

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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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