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Arcus senilis

Synonym(s)

  • arcus of cornea
  • circulus senilis
  • corneal arcus
  • gerontoxon

Definition(s)

A corneal disease in which there is a deposition of phospholipid and cholesterol in the corneal stroma and anterior sclera.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A whitish ring-shaped or bow-shaped deposit in the cornea that frequently occurs in old age.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 21, 2014