Meaning of “cornea” in the English Dictionary

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"cornea" in British English

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corneanoun [ C ]

uk /kɔːˈni.ə/ us /ˈkɔːr.ni.ə/

Examples from literature

  • An opacity spreads over the cornea, and this is quickly succeeded by ulceration. 
  • In this defect of vision the curvature of the cornea is greater in one meridian than in another. 
  • Open the second eyeball in water by cutting away the cornea. 
  • The eye is a closed chamber into which no light can pass but through the cornea. 
  • There is an optical condition of the eye known as astigmatism, in which the cornea is usually at fault. 

(Definition of “cornea” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cornea" in American English

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corneanoun [ C ]

us /kɔrˈni·ə/

the transparent covering of the eye that protects the front of it

(Definition of “cornea” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)