posterior chamber

noun

Definition of posterior chamber

anatomy
: a narrow space in the eye that is behind the peripheral part of the iris and in front of the suspensory ligament of the lens and the ciliary body and is filled with aqueous humor — compare anterior chamber — see eye illustration

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1737, in the meaning defined above

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“Posterior chamber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posterior%20chamber. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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posterior chamber

noun

Medical Definition of posterior chamber

: a narrow space in the eye that is behind the peripheral part of the iris and in front of the suspensory ligament of the lens and the ciliary processes and is filled with aqueous humor — compare anterior chamber

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