sclerotic coat


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sclerotic coat the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeball
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In literature:

The sclerotic coat is the outside layer and enclosing membrane of the eyeball.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The eye (Figure 8) has a tough, dense, outer coat, the sclerotic (sc.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
The choroid coat will be recognized as the black layer lying subjacent to the sclerotic.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The SCLEROTIC COAT is a dense, fibrous membrane and invests about four fifths of the globe of the eye.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The "collagen," obtained from tendons and connective tissues, also occurs in the cornea and sclerotic coat of the eye, and in fish scales.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Under the sclerotic coat, in front, the eye bulges outward a little.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter