crystalline lens


noun Anatomy.

a doubly convex, transparent body in the eye, situated behind the iris, that focuses incident light on the retina.

Nearby words

  1. crystall.,
  2. crystalli-,
  3. crystalliferous,
  4. crystallin,
  5. crystalline,
  6. crystallisation,
  7. crystallite,
  8. crystallization,
  9. crystallize,
  10. crystallized

Origin of crystalline lens

First recorded in 1785–95

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British Dictionary definitions for crystalline lens

crystalline lens

noun

a biconvex transparent elastic structure in the eye situated behind the iris, serving to focus images on the retina
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