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the transparent anterior portion of the fibrous coat of the eye that serves as the chief refractory structure [ MESH:A09.371.060.217 MP:0001312 https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-683-40008-8 ]

Synonyms: cornea of camera-type eye

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
corneas [ ZFA:0000640 ]

depicted by


has related synonym


tunica cornea



taxon notes

Compared to terrestial animals, the cornea of zebrafish is relatively flat. It consists of nonpigmented, stratified squamous nonkeratinizing epithelial cells, attached to a thick basement membrane that is considered to be analogous to the Bowman's membrane in mammals. In fish, and aquatic vertebrates in general, the cornea plays no role in focusing light, since it has virtually the same refractive index as water