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ciliary body

n. (context anatomy English) circumferential tissue inside the eye composed of the ciliary muscle and ciliary processes

ciliary body

n. the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris

Ciliary body

The ciliary body is a part of the eye that includes the ciliary muscle, which controls the shape of the lens, and the ciliary epithelium, which produces the aqueous humor. The ciliary body is part of the uvea, the layer of tissue that delivers oxygen and nutrients to the eye tissues. The ciliary body joins the ora serrata of the choroid to the root of the iris.

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That portion of the choroid layer is the ciliary body, and this contains the ciliary muscle.