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sclera

[ skleer-uh ]
/ ˈsklɪər ə /
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noun Anatomy.
a dense, white, fibrous membrane that, with the cornea, forms the external covering of the eyeball.
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Origin of sclera

1885–90; <New Latin <Greek sklērá (feminine) hard
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British Dictionary definitions for sclera

sclera
/ (ˈsklɪərə) /

noun
the firm white fibrous membrane that forms the outer covering of the eyeballAlso called: sclerotic

Word Origin for sclera

C19: from New Latin, from Greek sklēros hard
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Scientific definitions for sclera

sclera
[ sklîrə ]

The tough, white, fibrous tissue that covers all of the eyeball except the cornea.
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