arcus senilis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n arcus senilis a whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea
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Usage

In literature:

Moreover, there is the arcus senilis, the fine translucent to opaque circle surrounding the outer portion of the iris.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
In elderly persons we ought always to look for the arcus senilis, which is a sign of a tendency to fatty degeneration.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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