crystalline lens
noun Date: 1794 the lens of the eye in vertebrates

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  • Crystalline lens — Lens Lens (l[e^]nz), n.; pl. {Lenses} ( [e^]z). [L. lens a lentil. So named from the resemblance in shape of a double convex lens to the seed of a lentil. Cf. {Lentil}.] (Opt.) A piece of glass, or other transparent substance, ground with two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crystalline lens — Crystalline Crys tal*line (kr?s tal l?n or l?n; 277), a. [L. crystallinus, from Gr. ????: cf. F. cristallin. See {Crystal}.] 1. Consisting, or made, of crystal. [1913 Webster] Mount, eagle, to my palace crystalline. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Formed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crystalline lens — n the lens of the eye …   Medical dictionary

  • crystalline lens — n. LENS (sense 3) …   English World dictionary

  • Crystalline lens — Humor Hu mor, n. [OE. humour, OF. humor, umor, F. humeur, L. humor, umor, moisture, fluid, fr. humere, umere, to be moist. See {Humid}.] [Written also {humour}.] 1. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crystalline lens — lęšiukas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. crystalline lens vok. Augenlinse, f; Kristallinse, f rus. хрусталик, m pranc. cristallin, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • crystalline lens — noun biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina • Syn: ↑lens, ↑lens of the eye • Hypernyms: ↑organ • Part Holonyms: ↑eye, ↑oculus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crystalline lens — crys′talline lens′ n. oph lens 4) • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • crystalline lens — noun the lens of the eye …   English new terms dictionary

  • crystalline lens — /krɪstəlaɪn ˈlɛnz/ (say kristuhluyn lenz) noun a doubly convex, transparent, lens like body in the eye, situated behind the iris and serving to focus the rays of light on the retina …   Australian English dictionary

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