Definition of zonule in English:

zonule

noun

Anatomy
technical
  • A small zone.

    • ‘Division of subzones into zonules is the ultimate expression of such patterns.’
    • ‘This assemblage is equivalent to the kochaspid ‘zonule’ of Palmer and Halley.’
    • ‘Dr. Zinn was honored for both his passions, with a flower named zinnia and a part of the human eyeball forever since known as ‘Zinn's zonule.’’
    • ‘The excluded volume of ciliary zonule digests contained abundant fibrillin microfibrils.’
    • ‘Accommodation is the process in which the ciliary muscles contract and relax tension on the zonules allowing the lens to change shape.’

Pronunciation:

zonule

/ˈzəʊnjuːl/