- the transparent anterior part of the external coat of the eye covering the iris and the pupil and continuous with the sclera.
Origin of cornea
Examples from the Web for cornea
Contemporary Examples of cornea
Blood was pooling beneath her cornea, forming what is known as a hyphema.Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling
Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman
March 30, 2014
What is possibly lovable about the cornea—or the iris or the retina for that matter?
Unlike the rest of the eye, or most of the body, the cornea is a privileged organ.
Here is the proof: even as a whippersnapper, young Rand seemed to love the cornea.
It is the cornea—the last redoubt of virility and independence.
Historical Examples of cornea
"See the white expanse of cornea, how large it is," whispered Marable.
The sap is used in Bombay to remove opacities of the cornea.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
In some cases the iris becomes totally adherent to the cornea.
Alteration in the shape of the cornea occurs only rarely in adult life.
It is pushed forward and may lie against the cornea at its periphery.
- the convex transparent membrane that forms the anterior covering of the eyeball and is continuous with the sclera
Word Origin for cornea
Word Origin and History for cornea
late 14c., from Medieval Latin cornea tela "horny web or sheath," from Latin cornu (genitive cornus) "horn" (see horn (n.)). So called for its consistency. Related: Corneal.
- The transparent, convex, anterior portion of the outer fibrous coat of the eyeball that covers the iris and the pupil and is continuous with the sclera.
- The tough transparent membrane of the outer layer of the eyeball that covers the iris and the pupil.