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noun
a place for the storage of corneas that have been removed from the eyes of people recently deceased, used for transplanting to the eyes of persons having corneal defects.
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Origin of eye bank

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for eye bank

eyebank
/ (ˈaɪˌbæŋk) /

noun
a place in which corneas are stored for use in corneal grafts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for eye bank

eye bank

n.
A place where corneas of eyes removed immediately after death are preserved for subsequent keratoplasty.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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