SCLERA

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Durable white outer shell of the eyeball, covering approximately the posterior five-sixths of its surface, continuous anteriorly with the cornea and posteriorly with the external sheath of the optic nerve. Also known as: sclerotic coat.

SCLERA: "The sclera may become yellowed if an individual is afflicted with jaundice."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SCLERA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sclera/ (accessed December 4, 2021).

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