zonula ciliaris


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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.

zonula ciliaris

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.

zonula

pl. zonulae [L.] zonule.

zonula adherens
common component of junctional complexes between epithelial cells; forms an effective barrier between the lumen and connective tissue. Called also tight junction.
zonula ciliaris
suspensory ligament of the lens.
zonula occludens
part of the junctional complex of columnar epithelium.