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Medical Term:

anterior epithelium of cornea

 

Definition: the stratified squamous epithelium covering the outer surface of the cornea; it is smooth, consists usually of five layers of cells, and contains numerous free nerve endings.

Synonym(s): epithelium anterius corneae

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