the smooth muscle in the ciliary body, the action of which affects the accommodation of the eye.
Origin of ciliary muscle
First recorded in 1875–80
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Medicine definitions for ciliary muscle
A smooth muscle of the ciliary body of the eye, consisting of circular fibers and radiating fibers, and whose action changes the shape of the lens in the process of accommodation.
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