noun. the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeball.
- sclerotic coat
- σκληρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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.