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sclera

Pronunciation: skle'ra, -az, -e

Definition: A portion of the fibrous layer forming the outer envelope of the eyeball, except for its anterior sixth, which is the cornea.

Synonym(s): sclerotic coat, sclerotica, tunica albuginea oculi, tunica sclerotica

[Mod. L. fr. G. skleros, hard]

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