chief fibers


chief fibers
fibers of the zonule of Zinn that run from the ciliary body to the lens, including the orbiculoposterocapsular, the orbiculoanterocapsular, the cilioposterocapsular, and cilioequatorial fibers; called also main or principal f's.

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