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abbreviation for liquid crystal display, a video display device that is more compact and uses less electrical power than the conventional cathode ray tube (CRT). Laptop computers use LCD displays. LCD monitors are frequently used instead of CRTs for desktop computers. An LCD is composed of electrically sensitive liquid crystals laminated between layers of plastic. Application of small electrical currents alters the orientation of the crystals, producing the image.
corneal dystrophy, lattice type 1An autosomal dominant (OMIM:122200) form of corneal dystrophy characterised by wispy, greyish, cotton-like threads limited to a zone between the centre of the cornea and the periphery, with slowly progressive loss of vision by the fifth or sixth decade of life.
Has been linked to defects of TGFBI, which encodes an RGD protein that binds to type I, II and IV collagens and plays a role in cell–collagen interactions.
LCDLiquid crystal display Computers A flat panel display used for laptops, PDAs/handhelds, etc. See Laptop computer.
Abbreviation for local coverage determination.