sclera

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek σκληρός (sklērós, hard).

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sclera (plural scleras or sclerae or scleræ)

  1. (anatomy) The white of the eye; the tough outer coat of the eye that covers the eyeball except for the cornea.
    Synonyms: sclerotic, sclerotic coat
    • 2007, Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao:
      She'd been back a week and it was clear that college-level track was kicking her ass, the sclera in her normally wide manga-eyes were shot through with blood vessels.

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sclera f (plural sclere)

  1. (anatomy) sclera

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sclera

  1. inflection of sclerare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative