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noun Anatomy.
a doubly convex, transparent body in the eye, situated behind the iris, that focuses incident light on the retina.
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Origin of crystalline lens

First recorded in 1785–95
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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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