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arcus senilis

[ahr-kuh s suh-nahy-lis] /ˈɑr kəs səˈnaɪ lɪs/
noun, Ophthalmology.
1.
the appearance of a yellowish-gray lipid ring around the margin of the cornea, occurring in aging persons.
Origin of arcus senilis
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95, arcus senilis is from the Latin word arcus senīlis literally, old man's bow
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arcus senilis

/ˈɑːkəs sɪˈnaɪlɪs/
noun
1.
an opaque circle around the cornea of the eye, often seen in elderly people
Word Origin
Latin: senile bow
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