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anteorbital situated in front of the eyes.
canalicular like or relating to a canaliculus.
canaliculus a small bodily channel, like a tear duct.
canthic relating to the canthus, the corner of the eye.
cheek the side of the face below the eye; impudence (verb) to speak impudently to
chiasm (Greek) a commissure; esp the optic commissure, or crucial union of the optic nerves.
chiasma (Greek) a commissure; esp the optic commissure, or crucial union of the optic nerves.
chiasmal relating to chiasma, a commissure; esp the optic commissure, or crucial union of the optic nerves.
choreoid relating to the chorion, the dark brown vascular coat of the eye.
chorioid of or resembling a chorion; (noun) the dark brown vascular coat of the eye.
choroid the dark brown vascular coat of the eye.
choroidal pertaining to the choroid coat.
chromatopsia coloured vision.
ciliary pertaining to the cilia, or eyelashes.
conjunctiva (Lat.) the membrane lining the eyelid and joining it with the eyeball.
conjunctival relating to the conjunctiva, the membrane lining the eyelid and joining it with the eyeball.
cornea (Lat.) a transparent hard material protecting the eyeball.
corneal pertaining to the cornea, a transparent hard material protecting eyeball.
epicanthic relating to the epicanthus, a fold of skin over the inner canthus of the eye, characteristic of the Mongolian race.
epicanthus a fold of skin over the inner canthus of the eye, characteristic of the Mongolian race.
eyeball the ball of the eye; (verb) to look closely at.
eyebrow the hairy arch above the eye; (verb) to provide with artificial eyebrows.
eyefold a fold of skin above the eye.
eyelash a hair growing on the edge of an eyelid.
eyelid the lid of skin that can be closed over an eyeball.
eyelike like an eye.
fundic relating to the fundus, the inner basal surface farthest from the opening (as in the eye).
fundus (Lat.) the inner basal surface farthest from the opening (as in the eye).
glabella (Lat.) the space between the eyebrows, just above the nose.
glabellar relating to the glabella, the space between the eyebrows, just above the nose.
hyaloid the hyaloid membrane, a thin transparent membrane enclosing the vitreous humour of the eye.
infraorbital situated below the orbit of the eye.
interocular between the eyes.
intraocular situated or occurring within the eyeball.
intraocularly (Adv.) INTRAOCULAR, situated or occurring within the eyeball.
iodopsin a light sensitive pigment in retinal cones.
iridal relating to the iris of the eye.
iridial relating to the iris of the eye.
iridian relating to the iris of the eye.
iridic relating to the iris of the eye.
iris part of the eye (verb) to give the form of a rainbow to
limbus (Lat.) a distinctive border; the margin of the cornea.
nasolacrymal relating to the nose and tears, esp in reference to the duct that carries tears from the eye and the nose.
orbita (Lat.) orbit, in the sense of the hollow of the eye.
palpebra (Lat.) the eyelid.
palpebral of or relating to the palpebra, the eyelid.
postorbital situated behind the eye.
pupil part of the eye; a student under the close supervision of a teacher.
retina (Lat.) the light-sensitive tissue that lines much of the back layer of the eyeball.
retinal relating to the retina; (noun) a pigment in the retina.
retinene a pigment in the retina.
retrobulbar behind the eyeball.
retrolental behind the or a lens, esp that of the eye.
rhodopsin visual purple, a pigment in the eye.
sclera (Lat.) the outer membrane of the eyeball.
scleral relating to the sclera, the outer membrane of the eyeball.
sclerotic hard, indurated; (noun) the firm outer coat of the eyeball, which is often cartilaginous and sometimes bony.
subocular situated under, or on the ventral side of, the eye.
suboptic situated under the eyes.
suborbital below the orbit of the eyes.
supraorbital situated above the eye socket.
tear a drop of saline liquid secreted by a gland of the eye (verb) to emit tears to pull apart or into pieces
uvea the posterior pigment-bearing layer of the pupil of the eye.
uveal relating to the uvea, the posterior pigment-bearing layer of the pupil of the eye.
uveitic pertaining to the uvea, the posterior pigment-bearing layer of the pupil of the eye.
vitreous glassy (noun) the jelly that fills the eyeball
vitreum (Lat.) the vitreous humour of the eye.