the transparent tissue over the front of the eyeball, covering the iris and pupil
Origin of corneaMiddle English ; from Medieval Latin ; from Classical Latin cornea (tela), horny (web, tissue), feminine singular of corneus ; from cornu, horn
The transparent convex anterior portion of the outer fibrous coat of the eyeball that covers the iris and the pupil and is continuous with the sclera.
Origin of corneaMedieval Latin cornea (tēla), horny (tissue), from Latin corneus, horny, from cornū, horn; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.
OriginSee also: córnea
From Latin cornea tela (“horny tissue”), from cornu (“horn”)