- 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 corneal
Contemporary Examples of corneal
These resulted in trips to the ER for burns, corneal abrasions, and the odd amputation.Fireworks, Lightning, Riding Lawnmowers and Other Summer Menaces
July 9, 2013
Historical Examples of corneal
The corneal reflex may be abolished, and still the patient may move.Experiments on Animals
It is then divided as close to the corneal wound as possible.
It could have been a corneal tattoo, but somehow I doubted it.Modus Vivendi
Gordon Randall Garrett
The epidermic layer gives rise to the corneal lenses, the crystalline cones, and the pigment around the latter.
In all simple eyes the corneal lens is formed by a thickening of the cuticle.
- the convex transparent membrane that forms the anterior covering of the eyeball and is continuous with the sclera
Word Origin 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.