canal of Schlemm
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canal of Schlemm(shlem)
[Friedrich S. Schlemm, Ger. anatomist, 1795–1858.]
The sinus inside the sclera at the angle of the iris and the cornea into which aqueous humor drains after filtering through the trabecular meshwork.
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canal of SchlemmA fine, circular, sometimes multi-channel passage, running round the periphery of the CORNEA (limbus) in the SCLERA. Aqueous humour from the eye drains out through the TRABECULAR MESHWORK into the canal of Schlemm. (Friedrich S. Schlemm, 1795–1858, German anatomist).
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