embryotoxon

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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]

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
Axenfeld anomaly also called posterior embryotoxon, is a congenital anomaly in which Schwalbe's line is anteriorly displaced and is associated with iris bands that extend to the cornea.
(3, 4) The combination of Axenfeld anomaly, and Rieger syndrome is known collectively as Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome.