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.
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The connective tissue between the sclera and the conjunctiva. [epi- + sclera]

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epi·sclera .ep-ə-'skler-ə n the layer of connective tissue between the conjunctiva and the sclera of the eye

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n.
the outermost covering of the sclera of the eye, which provides nutritional support to the sclera.

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epi·scle·ra (ep″ĭ-sklerґə) the loose connective tissue forming the external surface of the sclera.

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  • Episclera — The episclera is the outermost layer of the scleraCassin, B. and Solomon, S. Dictionary of Eye Terminology . Gainsville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.] . It is composed of loose, fibrous, elastic tissue and attaches to Tenon s… …   Wikipedia

  • episclera — epi·sclera …   English syllables

  • episclera — n. the outermost covering of the sclera of the eye, which provides nutritional support to the sclera …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • episclera — |epə̇, |epē+ noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from epi + sclera : the layer of connective tissue between the conjunctiva and the sclerotic coat of the eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Episcleritis — Inflammation of the episclera, a thin membrane that covers the sclera (the white of the eye). Episcleritis is typically benign, easily treated with topical antiinflammatory drops, and usually soon resolved. * * * Inflammation of the episcleral… …   Medical dictionary

  • episcleral — 1. Upon the sclera. 2. Relating to the episclera. * * * epi·scler·al skler əl adj 1) situated upon the sclerotic coat of the eye 2) of or relating to the episclera * * * epi·scle·ral (ep″ĭ sklerґəl) 1. overlying the sclera. 2. of… …   Medical dictionary

  • episcleral — “+ adjective Etymology: epi + scleral 1. : situated upon the sclerotic coat of the eye 2. [New Latin episclera + English al] : of or relating to the episclera …   Useful english dictionary

  • ep|i|scle|ri|tis — «EHP uh sklih RY tihs», noun. inflammation of the episclera. ╂[< episclera + itis] …   Useful english dictionary

  • эписклера — (lamina episcleralis, LNH; episclera; эпи + склера) наружный рыхлый слой склеры, в котором проходят кровеносные сосуды …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Sclera — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 225 GrayPage = 1006 Caption = Schematic diagram of the human eye. |yuck Caption2 = Width = 325 Precursor = System = Artery = anterior ciliary arteries, long posterior ciliary arteries, short… …   Wikipedia

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