ciliary zonule

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zonule

 [zōn´ūl]
a small zone.
ciliary zonule (zonule of Zinn) a series of fibers connecting the ciliary body and lens of the eye, holding the lens in place.
Ciliary zonule. The system of suspensory ligaments holding the lens in position. From Dorland's, 2000.

cil·i·ar·y zon·ule

[TA]
a series of delicate meridional fibers arising from the inner surface of the orbiculus ciliaris that run in bundles between, and in a thin layer over, the ciliary processes; at the inner border of the corona, the fibers diverge into two groups that are attached to the capsule on the anterior and posterior surfaces of the lens close to the equator; the spaces between these two layers of fibers are filled with aqueous humor.

cil·i·ar·y zo·nule

(sil'ē-ar-ē zōn'yūl) [TA]
A series of delicate meridional fibers arising from the inner surface of the orbiculus ciliaris that run in bundles between, and in a very thin layer over, the ciliary processes; at the inner border of the corona, the fibers diverge into two groups that are attached to the capsule on the anterior and posterior surfaces of the lens close to the equator; the spaces between these two layers of fibers are filled with aqueous humor.
Synonym(s): zonula ciliaris [TA] , suspensory ligament of lens, Zinn zonule.

Zinn,

Johann Gottfried, German anatomist, 1727-1759.
Zinn artery - Synonym(s): central artery of retina
Zinn corona - Synonym(s): Zinn vascular circle
Zinn ligament - Synonym(s): Zinn ring
Zinn membrane - the anterior layer of the iris.
Zinn ring - a fibrous ring that surrounds the optic canal and the medial part of the superior orbital fissure. Synonym(s): common tendinous ring; Zinn ligament; Zinn tendon
Zinn tendon - Synonym(s): Zinn ring
Zinn vascular circle - a network of branches of the short ciliary arteries on the sclera around the point of entrance of the optic nerve. Synonym(s): vascular circle of optic nerve; Zinn corona
Zinn zonule - a series of delicate meridional fibers arising from the inner surface of the orbiculus ciliaris and that run in bundles between and in a very thin layer over the ciliary processes. Synonym(s): ciliary zonule

zonule

a small zone.

ciliary zonule
a series of fibers connecting the ciliary body and lens of the eye, holding the lens in place. Called also Zinn nodule.