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A type of connective tissue cell found in the fibrous tissue of the cornea.
See also: corpuscle
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Main cellular element of the corneal stroma. It is a flattened, dendritic cell located between the lamellae with a large flattened nucleus and lengthy processes which may communicate with neighbouring cells. These cells have fibroplastic and phagocytic functions. Syn. corneal fibrocyte; fixed cell; keratocyte.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann