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1. sclera

noun. the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeball.

Synonyms

  • eye
  • sclerotic coat
  • albuginea
  • oculus

Antonyms

  • inattention

Etymology

  • σκληρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with sclera


1. Noun, singular or mass
If the pressure is too great, the tiny blood vessels in your eye can burst and make the sclera -- the white part of your eye -- appear red.

2. Noun, plural
Most over-the-counter eye drops treat reddened sclera, usually through a preparation that decreases the size of surface blood vessels.

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