ciliary process

noun Anatomy.

one of the folds on the ciliary body, connected with the suspensory ligament of the crystalline lens.

Origin of ciliary process

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for ciliary process

ciliary process


Any of the radiating pigmented ridges on the inner surface of the ciliary body that, with the folds in the furrows between them, constitute the anterior portion of the ciliary body.
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