Definition of Ciliary body

1. Noun. The part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris. "The ciliary body produces aqueous humor"

Group relationships: Eye, Oculus, Optic
Generic synonyms: Membrane, Tissue Layer

Definition of Ciliary body

1. Noun. (anatomy) circumferential tissue inside the eye composed of the ciliary muscle and ciliary processes ¹

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Medical Definition of Ciliary body

1. Tissue that includes the group of muscles that act on the eye lens to produce accommodation and the arterial circle of the iris. The inner ciliary epithelium is continuous with the pigmented retinal epithelium, the outer ciliary epithelium secretes the aqueous humour. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ciliary Body

cilastatin sodium
ciliary arteries
ciliary artery
ciliary blepharitis
ciliary bodies
ciliary body (current term)
ciliary border of iris
ciliary canals
ciliary cartilage
ciliary crown
ciliary disk
ciliary folds
ciliary ganglion
ciliary ganglionic plexus
ciliary glands
ciliary ligament
ciliary margin of iris
ciliary movement
ciliary muscle

Literary usage of Ciliary body

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

1. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"The color of the iris is always proportioned to the pigmentation of the rest of the body. The dark races always have a dark iris. (b) ciliary body. 59. ..."

2. Transactions by Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings (Great Britain) (1905)
"Inflammations of the Iris and ciliary body. BY DR. CM SANDUSKY, of Jacksonville. The above title is preferable to the simpler one, Iritis, because it is ..."

3. Manual of the diseases of the eye: For Students and General Practitioners by Charles Henry May (1907)
"The ciliary body is that part of the tunica vasculosa which extends backward from the ... The inner surface of the ciliary body is covered by three layers: ..."

4. Diseases of the eye: A Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"Sometimes sarcoma of the ciliary body assumes a flat and infiltrated character ... The ciliary body may also be invaded by sarcoma from the choroid or iris. ..."

5. Diseases of the Eye by Lawrance Webster Fox (1904)
"INJURIES OF THE ciliary body Injury to the ciliary body is always a serious condition, owing to the frequency with which plastic iridocyclitis is thereby ..."

6. Modern ophthalmology: A Practical Treatise on the Anatomy, Physiology, and by James Moores Ball (1908)
"THE ciliary body, placed between the iris in front and the ... Coloboma of the ciliary body is a rare anomaly which occurs either in connection with ..."

7. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The vascular tunic of the eye is formed from behind forward by the choroid, the ciliary body, and the iris. The choroid invests the posterior five-sixths of ..."

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