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  • n. A faint whitish ring around the iris in elderly people; discoloration of the iris with age.

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  • n. a whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea


From Latin, arcus + senilis (Wiktionary)


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  • "A deposit of fat in the cornea of the eye, which looks gray or blue and often creates a false impression of partial eye blondism."
    - SNPA

    March 21, 2009