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ciliary muscle

noun, Anatomy.
the smooth muscle in the ciliary body, the action of which affects the accommodation of the eye.
Origin of ciliary muscle
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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ciliary-muscle in Medicine

ciliary muscle n.
A smooth muscle of the ciliary body of the eye, consisting of circular fibers and radiating fibers, and whose action changes the shape of lens in the process of accommodation.

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