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trabecular meshwork

noun

medical Definition of trabecular meshwork

:trabecular tissue that separates the angle of the anterior chamber from the canal of Schlemm and that contains the spaces of Fontana through which aqueous humor normally drains from the anterior chamber into the canal of Schlemm
  • Glaucoma occurs when the trabecular meshwork, a bed of tissue that drains fluid from the eye, gets clogged …
  • —Sandra BlakesleeThe New York Times13 Aug. 1991
  • Histologic studies show an accelerated loss of cells from the trabecular meshwork in the eyes of patients with glaucoma, as compared with those of age-matched controls.
  • —Harry A. QuigleyThe New England Journal of Medicine15 Apr. 1993

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