sclera

sclera

[skleer-uh]
noun Anatomy.
a dense, white, fibrous membrane that, with the cornea, forms the external covering of the eyeball.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin < Greek sklērá (feminine) hard

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sclera (ˈsklɪərə)
 
n
Also called: sclerotic the firm white fibrous membrane that forms the outer covering of the eyeball
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek sklēros hard]

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sclera scle·ra (sklēr'ə)
n. pl. scle·ras or scle·rae (sklēr'ē)
The tough fibrous tunic forming the outer envelope of the eye and covering all of the eyeball except the cornea; the white of the eye. Also called sclerotic.


scle'ral adj.
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sclera   (sklîr'ə)  Pronunciation Key 
The tough, white, fibrous tissue that covers all of the eyeball except the cornea.
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