Definition of Crystalline lens

1. Noun. Biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina.

Exact synonyms: Lens, Lens Of The Eye
Generic synonyms: Organ
Group relationships: Eye, Oculus, Optic
Terms within: Cortex, Lens Cortex, Lens Capsule

Medical Definition of Crystalline lens

1. A transparent optical element, so constructed that it serves to change the degree of convergence or divergence of the transmitted rays. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crystalline Lens

crystalline capsule
crystalline cataract
crystalline digitalin
crystalline humor
crystalline humour
crystalline insulin zinc suspension
crystalline interface
crystalline lens (current term)
crystalline protein
crystallised trypsin

Literary usage of Crystalline lens

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The crystalline lens and its Capsule. The crystalline lens, enclosed in its capsule, ... The crystalline lens, hardened and divided. (Enlarged. ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"If it were not for this crystalline lens of the eye, we should be able only to have an in- i'jn of light. This lens enables us to see the forms of things ..."

3. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"On the Structure of the crystalline lens in Fishes and Quadrupeds, as ascertained by its Action on Polarized Light. By David Brewster, LL. ..."

4. Annals of Ophthalmology (1904)
"OBSERVATIONS ON THE PATHOLOGY OF THE crystalline lens. ... The crystalline lens is an epithelial structure composed of thin fibre-like cells, ..."

5. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1876)
"The first ophthalmoscopic examination showed remains of the hyaloid artery in the right eye attached to the crystalline lens; between the optic nerve and ..."

6. Lessons in elementary physiology by Thomas Henry Huxley (1881)
"The crystalline lens has been removed. ciliary processes (which simply form the anterior termination of the choroid), this pulling forward of the choroid ..."

7. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"... and mammary glands; the crystalline lens of the eye ; in the system known as the ... crystalline lens."

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