sclera

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noun \ˈskler-ə\

Definition of sclera

  1. :  the dense fibrous opaque white outer coat enclosing the eyeball except the part covered by the cornea — see eye illustration

scleral

play \-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sclera

New Latin, from Greek sklēros


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sclera

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noun \ˈskler-ə\

Medical Definition of sclera

  1. :  the dense fibrous opaque white outer coat enclosing the eyeball except the part covered by the cornea—called also sclerotic, sclerotic coat

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