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ˈkɔr ni əcornea

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corneanoun

    the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera


  1. corneanoun

    The transparent layer making up the outermost front part of the eye, covering the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber.

    Etymology: From Latin cornea tela, from cornu

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corneanoun

    the transparent part of the coat of the eyeball which covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior. See Eye

    Etymology: [Fem. sing., fr. L. corneus horny, fr. cornu a horn. See Horn.]


  1. Cornea

    The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber. The cornea, with the anterior chamber and lens, refracts light, with the cornea accounting for approximately two-thirds of the eye's total optical power. In humans, the refractive power of the cornea is approximately 43 dioptres. While the cornea contributes most of the eye's focusing power, its focus is fixed. The curvature of the lens, on the other hand, can be adjusted to "tune" the focus depending upon the object's distance. Medical terms related to the cornea often start with the prefix "kerat-" from the Greek word κέρας, horn.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cornea

    kor′ne-a, n. the transparent horny membrane which forms the front covering of the eye.—adj. Cor′neal.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cornea

    The transparent anterior portion of the fibrous coat of the eye consisting of five layers: stratified squamous CORNEAL EPITHELIUM; BOWMAN MEMBRANE; CORNEAL STROMA; DESCEMET MEMBRANE; and mesenchymal CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM. It serves as the first refracting medium of the eye. It is structurally continuous with the SCLERA, avascular, receiving its nourishment by permeation through spaces between the lamellae, and is innervated by the ophthalmic division of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE via the ciliary nerves and those of the surrounding conjunctiva which together form plexuses. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)

Editors Contribution

  1. cornea

    A facet of the mechanism of an eye.

    The cornea is a part of the eye of an animal, insect or human being which enables them to see.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 2, 2020  


  1. Cornea

    the outer surface of the compound eye as a whole, and of each individual facet.

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  1. ceroan, earcon

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cornea in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cornea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cornea in a Sentence

  1. Tom Tooma:

    If the cornea was a 500-page book, the inlay goes at about page 200.

  2. Leor Domatov:

    I can’t see anything because I got a cut through my cornea.

  3. Russell Wohl:

    The bacteria can then become opportunistic and literally start to eat away at your cornea, worst case scenario from that is loss of vision.

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