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Medical Term:

ciliary body


a thickened portion of the vascular tunic of the eye between the choroid and the iris; it consists of three parts or zones; orbiculus ciliaris, corona ciliaris, and ciliary muscle.

Synonym(s): corpus ciliareTA, anulus ciliaris

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