arcus cornealis

[kôr′nē-ālĭs]

n.

An opaque, grayish ring at the periphery of the cornea just within the sclerocorneal junction, common among the elderly and resulting from a deposit of fatty granules in, or hyaline degeneration of, the lamellae and cells of the cornea.anterior embryotoxon arcus adiposus arcus juvenilis arcus senilis gerontoxon

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