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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
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