Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: cornea (corneas,corneae)  kor-nee-u
  1. The transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera
    "the tissue in the eye's cornea may opacify and the patient may go blind"

Derived forms: corneas, corneae

Type of: membrane, tissue layer

Part of: eye, oculus, optic

Encyclopedia: Cornea, CaraÅŸ-Severin