arcus cornealis

[ kôr′nē-ālĭs ]


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

Nearby words

  1. arcuate nuclei,
  2. arcuate veins of kidney,
  3. arcuate zone,
  4. arcuation,
  5. arcus,
  6. arcus senilis,
  7. ard,
  8. ardeb,
  9. ardebil,
  10. ardeid

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