crystalline lens


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crystalline lens biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crystalline lens (Anat) See Eye.
    • Crystalline lens (Anat) the capsular lenslike body in the eye, serving to focus the rays of light. It consists of rodlike cells derived from the external embryonic epithelium.
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In literature:

Just behind the pupil and close to the iris is a semi-solid, double-convex body, called the crystalline lens.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The patient had a tremulous iris in his right eye and had clearly suffered from dislocation of the crystalline lens.
"The Mystery of 31 New Inn" by R. Austin Freeman
Carefully remove an eye and divide it behind the crystalline lens, put the posterior portion in a solution made by dissolving fifteen grs.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 492, June 6, 1885" by Various
The crystalline lens of the eye exhibits the effect in a very striking manner.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
This refers to the enamel of the teeth and the crystalline lens of the eye.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
The various parts of the eye, but more particularly the crystalline lens, undergo modifications in form and structure.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887" by Various
The answer to these questions is that the crystalline lens changes shape according to need.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
The crystalline lens may become cataractous and shrunken.
"Glaucoma" by Various
It is not the crystalline lens of your eyes which is sorry, when you cry?
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
This adjustment of the shape of the crystalline lens is called "accommodation"; it is effected by a small muscle in the eyeball.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
An opacity had formed over the crystalline lens of the eye.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
What is said of the crystalline lens?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Optic vesicles with apertures, without crystalline lens.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
Orbits very small and eyes rudimentary, without crystalline lens.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
AQ'UEOUS HUMOUR, the limpid watery fluid which fills the space between the cornea and the crystalline lens in the eye.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
L, The Crystalline Lens.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
The crystalline lens, on the other hand, may be dislocated, and thus cause image distortion.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Eyes are open invaginations without crystalline lens.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
The crystalline lens was the only resource left whereby the accommodation could be effected.
"Heroes of Science: Physicists" by William Garnett
The cor'nea shields the CRYSTALLINE LENS, and is more or less convex according to the lens which it covers.
"A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar" by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

In science:

To this end the lens was positioned on the same holder used to determine the direction of the crystalline planes of each crystal tile.
Focusing of gamma-rays with Laue lenses: first results