crystalline lens

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

Origin of crystalline lens

First recorded in 1785–95

Words Nearby crystalline lens Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use crystalline lens in a sentence

  • The crystalline lens and cornea of the eye are, however, subsequently formed from the skin.

  • These cones, agreeing in number with the facettes, play the part of the crystalline lens in the eyes of animals.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier
  • It is to a certain extent the crystalline lens through which all appearances pass before reaching the understanding.

    On War | Carl von Clausewitz
  • The eyeball of a farsighted person is very short, and the retina is too close to the crystalline lens.

    General Science | Bertha M. Clark
  • The answer to these questions is that the crystalline lens changes shape according to need.

    General Science | Bertha M. Clark

British Dictionary definitions for crystalline lens

crystalline lens

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

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