crystalline cone
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The hard, clear intracellular structure of the eucone eye, produced by Semper cells beneath the cornea and bordered laterally by the primary pigment cells; also known as vitreous body or crystalline body; see acone eye, pseudocone eye, eucone eye, exocone eye.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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