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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a cornea transplant
▪ A tendency to accumulate sticky mucus on the cornea removed by blinking.
▪ Actual blindness occurs only after years and years, and is caused by infestation of the cornea - which eventually becomes opaque.
▪ Even human corneas do not work without effort.
▪ Instead, Mr Choyce implants a delicate lens between the lens of the eye and the cornea.
▪ It had the immediate effect, he said, of cutting the volume of usable corneas in half.
▪ Now, more than 100 banks across the country supply 40,000 corneas per year.
▪ The ring is virtually invisible around the central cornea which is the critical area for clear vision.
▪ This change could have created a severe shortage of corneas and other tissues in California, said Ward.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cornea \Cor"ne*a\ (k?r"n?-?), n.; pl. Corneas (-?z). [Fem. sing., fr. L. corneus horny, fr. cornu a horn. See Horn.] (Anat.) The transparent part of the coat of the eyeball which covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior. See Eye.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Medieval Latin cornea tela "horny web or sheath," from Latin cornu (genitive cornus) "horn" (see horn (n.)). So called for its consistency. Related: Corneal.


n. (context anatomy English) The transparent layer making up the outermost front part of the eye, covering the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber.

  1. n. transparent anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the lens and iris and is continuous with the sclera

  2. [also: corneae (pl)]


The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber. The cornea, with the anterior chamber and lens, refracts light, with the cornea accounting for approximately two-thirds of the eye's total optical power. In humans, the refractive power of the cornea is approximately 43 dioptres. While the cornea contributes most of the eye's focusing power, its focus is fixed. The curvature of the lens, on the other hand, can be adjusted to "tune" the focus depending upon the object's distance. Medical terms related to the cornea often start with the prefix "kerat-" from the Greek word κέρας, horn.

Cornea (album)

Cornea is Sywnthkrawft's first studio album, released in 2006. The album consists of rerecorded and rearranged songs from early recording sessions in 2005. The album have been described as "space romance" and "ambient movie score music". Followed by the release of the album they had a concert at Caoz in Borlänge, later released on the bootleg Caoz at Chaos.

Cornea (disambiguation)

The cornea is a part of the eye.

Cornea may also refer to:

  • Cornea (surname)
  • Cornea River (disambiguation), several rivers in Romania
  • Cornea, a commune in Caraş-Severin County, Romania
  • Cornea (album), the first studio album by Sywnthkrawft
Cornea (surname)

Cornea is a Romanian surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Cornel Cornea (born 1981), Romanian footballer
  • Dimitrie Cornea (1816–1884), Romanian politician
  • Doina Cornea (born 1929), Romanian activist

Usage examples of "cornea".

When you do that, you remover debris, stimulate small glands to secrete oil for a tear film that covers the eyes like Saran Wrap, and simulate your own tears, which are antibacterial and hydrate the cornea.

Major - de Coverley had returned from Rome with an injured cornea after renting two apartments there for the officers and enlisted men to use on their rest leaves.

Holmes also reports a case of enormous congenital exophthalmos, in which the right eye protruded from the orbit and was no longer covered by the cornea.

Students disputed whether the conjunctiva extended over the cornea or not, and worried themselves over Gaultier de Claubry's stratified layers of the skin, or Breschet's blennogenous and chromatogenous organs.

The inky streaks across her corneas were, Roberta knew, twin legacies of the disastrous chemical disaster in Bhopal, India, many years ago, created when the other woman had squinted to see her way through the clouds of poisonous gas.

His corneas were healthy, but he was born with atrophied optic nerves.

It was close enough so Richie could see the yellowing corneas of its eyes, could smell sweet rotten meat on its breath.

The corneas were now yellow, ancient, threaded with bleary stitches of red.

His eyes were a weird gray-green color, and the corneas seemed to float on a watery viscous substance.

They are suspicious of Doina Cornea and Laszlo Tokes—he, be cause he is Hungarian.

Through the rubbery grayness of the Spline's cornea salmon-pink light swept into the eyeball like a false dawn, dwarfing the yellow glow of Jasoft's light globe, and causing his slender, suspended form to cast a blurred shadow on the purple-veined retina behind him.

Light entering the eye passes through the cornea and aqueous humor, through the opening of the pupil, then through the lens and vitreous humor to the retina.

The aqueous humor that circulated between his cornea and lens was freezing repeatedly.

Their eyes were strangely large, and the black spot of the pupil in their white corneas created an unnatural effect.

I don't care how tightly you managed to fit the new ones, microscopic dirt and grit can always slip between a contact lens and the cornea.