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eye bank

a place for the storage of corneas that have been removed from the eyes of people recently deceased, used for transplanting to the eyes of persons having corneal defects.
Origin of eye bank
1940-45, Americanism Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for eyebank


a place in which corneas are stored for use in corneal grafts
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eyebank in Medicine

eye bank n.
A place where corneas of eyes removed immediately after death are preserved for subsequent keratoplasty.

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