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Definition of Episclera

Episclera: A thin membrane that covers the sclera (the white of the eye).

"Epi-" is a prefix from the Greek that means "on, upon, at, by, near, over, on top of, toward, against, among." Episclera = on top of the sclera.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9883
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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