keratic precipitates

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ke·rat·ic pre·cip·i·tates (KP),

inflammatory cells on the corneal endothelium.

ke·rat·ic pre·cip·i·tates

(ker-at'ik prĕ-sip'i-tăts)
Inflammatory cells on the corneal endothelium.

keratic precipitates (KP)

Cells (e.g. leukocytes) deposited on the endothelium of the cornea which occur as a result of inflammation of the iris or the ciliary body. They often collect in a triangular pattern with the base down (Arlt's triangle) on the inferior portion of the endothelial surface. They may also be distributed diffusely over the endothelium, as in Fuchs' heterochromic iridocyclitis or anterior uveitis, or concentrated in one area, as in disciform keratitis or herpes simplex keratitis. In granulomatous uveitis they are larger than in nongranulomatous uveitis, greasy in appearance (called 'mutton fat'). Following treatment of the primary cause they usually disappear. See cornea guttata.


1. pertaining to keratin.
2. pertaining to the cornea.

keratic precipitates
fibrous deposits on the posterior surface of the cornea, usually associated with uveitis. Called also KPs.
References in classic literature ?
A smell as of unwholesome sheep blending with the smell of must and dust is referable to the nightly (and often daily) consumption of mutton fat in candles and to the fretting of parchment forms and skins in greasy drawers.
115g liver 1 cup beef or mutton fat or 1/4 cup vegetable oil /14 bunches cilantro, finely chopped // 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper // salt
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Oil extracted from beef and mutton fat was analyzed by Gas Layer Chromatography for its fatty acids composition.
In the current study it was observed that percentage of oil and biodiesel production was higher with mutton fat as compared to the beef fat.
Many dryer sheets also contain tallow, a processed form of beef or mutton fat.
sheep's stomach stuffed with heart, liver, lungs, onions, spices and mutton fat.
The beef dripping spread on your bread was as likely to be clarified mutton fat, dressed up as beef, while the mustard owed its vivid yellow to the addition of turmeric.
For ceremonial occasions, hair was powdered and the predominant style featured side-curls stiffened with mutton fat.
Pour them into dry bottles up to the neck, and cover with melted mutton fat.