Definition of Arcus senilis

1. Noun. A whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea.

Exact synonyms: Arcus
Generic synonyms: Cornea



Definition of Arcus senilis

1. Noun. A faint whitish ring around the iris in elderly people; discoloration of the iris with age. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Arcus senilis

1. An opaque ring around the iris (coloured portion of the eye), seen most often in elderly people. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arcus Senilis

arcus palatini
arcus palatoglossus
arcus palatopharyngeus
arcus palmaris profundus
arcus palmaris superficialis
arcus palpebralis inferior
arcus palpebralis superior
arcus pedis longitudinalis
arcus pedis longitudinalis pars lateralis
arcus pedis longitudinalis pars medialis
arcus pedis transversalis
arcus plantaris
arcus posterior atlantis
arcus pubis
arcus raninus
arcus senilis (current term)
arcus superciliaris
arcus tarseus
arcus tendineus
arcus tendineus fasciae pelvis
arcus tendineus musculi levatoris ani
arcus tendineus musculi solei
arcus tendineus of obturator fascia
arcus unguium
arcus venosus dorsalis pedis
arcus venosus juguli
arcus venosus palmaris profundus
arcus venosus palmaris superficialis
arcus venosus plantaris
arcus vertebrae

Literary usage of Arcus senilis

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1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"The lower half of the edge of the cornea presented an arcus senilis. The upper half, as well as the right cornea, was perfectly transparent. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1853)
"... arcus senilis, as a Diagnostic Symptom of fatty Degeneration of the Heart. By EB HASKINS, MD, of Clarksville, Tenn. IN the London Lancet, for May 11, ..."

3. A Text book of ophthalmology by John Westley Wright (1896)
"As a general thing arcus senilis is an affection of age, but it is occasionally met ... Wounds on the arcus senilis heal as readily as on the clear cornea. ..."

4. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1902)
"... and J. Griffith ; according to the observations of Collins and the author, it requires at least two years for the stains to disappear. arcus senilis ..."

5. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"A puncture or incision in the arcus senilis heals just as well as in any other ... In the dissection of eyes affected with arcus senilis, a corresponding ..."

6. A Handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment by Henry Rosborough Swanzy (1892)
"arcus senilis. — This is a change which is developed in the cornea without previous inflammation. It presents the appearance of a grayish line a little ..."

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