embryotoxon

(redirected from Axenfeld anomaly)

embryotoxon

 [em″bre-o-tok´son]
anterior embryotoxon arcus corneae.
posterior embryotoxon Axenfeld's anomaly.

em·bry·o·tox·on

(em'brē-ō-tok'sŏn),
Congenital opacity of the periphery of the cornea, a feature of osteogenesis imperfecta.
[embryo- + G. toxon, bow]

embryotoxon

/em·bryo·tox·on/ (em″bre-o-tok´son) a ringlike opacity at the margin of the cornea.
anterior embryotoxon  embryotoxon.
posterior embryotoxon  a developmental anomaly in which there is a ringlike opacity at Schwalbe's ring, with thickening and anterior displacement of the latter; it is seen in Axenfeld's syndrome and Rieger's syndrome.

em·bry·o·tox·on

(em'brē-ō-tok'son)
Congenital opacity of the periphery of the cornea, caused by thickening and anterior displacement of the Schwalbe line.
Synonym(s): Axenfeld anomaly.
[embryo- + G. toxon, bow]