noun, Anatomy.
a dense, white, fibrous membrane that, with the cornea, forms the external covering of the eyeball.
the firm white fibrous membrane that forms the outer covering of the eyeball Also called sclerotic

sclera scle·ra (sklēr’ə)
n. pl. scle·ras or scle·rae (sklēr’ē)
The tough fibrous tunic forming the outer envelope of the eye and covering all of the eyeball except the cornea; the white of the eye. Also called sclerotic.
scle’ral adj.
The tough, white, fibrous tissue that covers all of the eyeball except the cornea.


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