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- n. Plural form of sclera.
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The scleras of his eyes are the color of lemon pulp.
But visible scleras, partially or completely surrounding the iris, occur in many breeds — I have seen the characteristic in quarter horses, thoroughbreds, and Arabians.
An appaloosa is described as having white scleras when an easily seen white area completely encircles the iris of the eye.
Regarding Mercille Wells's comment on Aryn Kyle's May story, "Foaling Season" (Letters to the Editor, July/August Atlantic): The scleras of all horses are white.