striae ciliares


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stri·'ae ci·li·a·'res

shallow radial grooves on the surface of the orbiculus ciliaris extending from the teeth of the ora serrata and leading into the valleys between the ciliary processes.

stria 

1. Slight dark ridges in the pars plana of the ciliary body, which run parallel with each other from the teeth of the ora serrata to the valleys between the ciliary processes. Syn. striae ciliares.
2. A line in the posterior corneal stroma associated with corneal oedema and sometimes keratoconus.
3. A vein or streak seen in optical glass which has been contaminated during manufacture or in which the ingredients have been imperfectly mixed. See ciliary body; glass; oedema.
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