sclera meaning

  • The sclera (from the Greek skleros, meaning hard), also known as the white of the eye, is the opaque, fibrous, protective, outer layer of the eye containing collagen and elastic fiber.
  • The human eye is relatively rare for having an iris that is small enough for its position to be plainly visible against the sclera.

    Definition of sclera in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsclerasPLscleraePLscleræ
    1. (anatomy) The white of the eye. It is the tough outer coat of the eye that covers the eyeball except for the cornea.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Choroidal thickness was defined as the distance between the retinal pigment epithelium (outermost hyperreflective line) to the inner margin of the sclera.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      1. en scleras
      2. en sclerae
      3. en scleral
      4. en scleraxis
      5. en scleragogy
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      Meaning of sclera for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "sclera" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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