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crystalline lens


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The lens of an eye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the capsular lenslike body in the eye, serving to focus the rays of light. It consists of rodlike cells derived from the external embryonic epithelium.
  • n.
  • n. See Eye.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina


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