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the ball or globe of the eye; called also bulbus oculi, bulb of eye, and globus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


(ī'bawl), [TA]
The eye proper without the appendages.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. The globe-shaped portion of the eye surrounded by the socket and covered externally by the eyelids.
2. The eye itself.
3. An overhead light fixture that is mounted on a swivel in a recessed socket so the light can be directed in any direction.
tr.v. eye·balled, eye·balling, eye·balls Informal
1. To look over carefully; scrutinize.
2. To measure or estimate roughly by sight: eyeballed the area of the wall that needed paint.
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(ī'bawl) [TA]
The eye proper without the appendages.
Synonym(s): bulbus oculi [TA] , bulb of eye.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


The globe of the eye without its appendages. See appendages of the eye.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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