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Definition of Cornea

Cornea: The clear front window of the eye, which transmits and focuses light into the eye. The cornea is more than a protective film; it is a fairly complex structure that has five layers.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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