Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The transparent layer forming the front of the eye.
- ‘Corneal transplants are performed for people who have damaged or opaque corneas (the outer layer of the eye).’
- ‘However, cystine crystals in the cornea are not usually detectable in the first year.’
- ‘The cornea, iris, and crystalline lens work together to focus light onto the retina.’
- ‘The colored circular membrane in the eye just behind the cornea is called the iris.’
- ‘The cornea is kept transparent by the continuous removal of fluid by the endothelial cells.’
- ‘A cornea transplant replaces the damaged cornea with a disc of healthy tissue from a donor.’
- ‘To see well, all layers of the cornea must be free of any cloudy or opaque areas.’
- ‘The whole eye is not used, only the cornea, the transparent front of the eye, and the sclera, the white part of the eye.’
- ‘Your cornea is transparent, allowing light to pass through much like clear glass.’
- ‘The iris is the colored part of the eye, which lies behind the transparent cornea.’
- ‘The limbus is the thin area that connects the cornea and the sclera, the white part of the eye.’
- ‘The spectacles seemed to protect her cornea and retina, which were not damaged.’
- ‘These rays of light first travel through the transparent cornea, and then through the lens, which helps to focus the light.’
- ‘Tissues such as corneas, skin, bone, bone marrow, cartilage, tendons, veins, and fascia also can be transplanted successfully.’
- ‘The top layer of the cornea is not damaged by the procedure, so there is unlikely to be any pain afterwards.’
- ‘Without moisture, our corneas, which serve as protective domes for the front of the eyes, would dry out and could become cloudy or injured.’
- ‘Organs currently in demand for transplantation include the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, intestines, and pancreas; tissues include corneas, heart valves, blood vessels, skin, and bone.’
- ‘Your doctor uses this light to examine the cornea, iris, lens and anterior chamber of your eye.’
- ‘One potential concern raised by the study was the loss of endothelial cells in the corneas of patients who received the implants.’
- ‘Oxygen deprivation causes tiny blood vessels to grow into the clear tissue of your cornea.’
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin cornea tela horny tissue from Latin cornu horn.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.