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capsule of lens[TA]
the capsule enclosing the lens of the eye to which the zonular fibers attach.
the clear thin elastic capsule that surrounds the lens of the eye. Also called capsule of the lens.
lens cap·sule(lenz kap'sŭl)
The capsule enclosing the lens of the eye.
1. an enclosing structure, as a soluble container enclosing a dose of medicine.
2. a cartilaginous, fatty, fibrous or membranous structure enveloping another structure, organ or part.
adipose renal capsule
the investment of fat surrounding the fibrous capsule of the kidney, continuous at the hilus with the fat in the renal sinus.
the saclike envelope that encloses the cavity of a synovial joint by attaching to the circumference of the articular end of each involved bone.
a gelatinous layer of polysaccharide surrounding a bacterial cell, usually polysaccharide but sometimes polypeptide in nature; it inhibits phagocytosis and is associated with the virulence of pathogenic bacteria.
two layers of white matter in the substance of the brain. See also external capsule (below) and internal capsule (below).
the layer of white fibers between the putamen and claustrum.
fibrous renal capsule
the connective tissue investment of the kidney, which continues through the hilus to line the renal sinus.
a sheath of connective tissue accompanying the hepatic ducts and vessels within the liver.
the globular dilatation forming the beginning of a uriniferous tubule within the kidney, and surrounding the glomerulus. Called also Bowman's capsule and malpighian capsule.
the fanlike mass of white fibers separating the lentiform nucleus laterally from the head of the caudate nucleus, the dorsal thalamus, and the tail of the caudate nucleus medially.
the elastic sac enclosing the lens of the eye.
see glomerular capsule (above).
the connective tissue enveloping the posterior eyeball. Called also vagina bulbi.