corneal corpuscle

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corneal corpuscle

one of the fixed flattened connective tissue cells between the lamellae of the cornea. Also called keratocyte.

corneal corpuscle

A type of connective tissue cell found in the fibrous tissue of the cornea.
See also: corpuscle

corneal corpuscle 

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.
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After 3 months postoperatively, the rabbits were sacrificed for the immunohistochemical staining study for corneal epithelial marker keratin 3 (K3), corneal keratocyte marker vimentin and conjunctival epithelial marker MUC5AC.
Guthoff, "Fluorescence microscopy and three-dimensional imaging of the porcine corneal keratocyte network," Graefe's Arch.