keratic precipitates

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ke·rat·ic pre·cip·i·tates (KP),

inflammatory cells on the corneal endothelium.
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ke·rat·ic pre·cip·i·tates

(ker-at'ik prĕ-sip'i-tăts)
Inflammatory cells on the corneal endothelium.
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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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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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.
The ship biscuit was so hard that they sometimes broke it up with a cannonball, and the story ran that it had been taken from the French in the Seven Years' War and lain in Portsmouth ever since...Sometimes they had groats and barley, or, by way of a treat a pudding made of flour mixed half with salt water and half with fresh water, and with old mutton fat."
Branch of the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance or Rosselkhoznadzor in the Orenburg region denied the entry for 9 tons of Tan national soft drinks and 180 kg of mutton fat from Kyrgyzstan on the Russian-Kazakh border.
As such, mutton is often adulterated by low-priced meats (e.g., duck or pork) combined with mutton fat to maximize profit.
/ 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
Tallow, a rendered form of mutton fat used in producing soap, is now very expensive.
Next up is the thorny matter of health standards for tallow, an extract from beef and mutton fat that has both food and industrial uses.
We recently sold a 19th century Chinese mutton fat jade cruze oil lamp of oval form engraved with floral decoration and stylised leaf border, the foliate ring handle with carved flowerhead and the spout with carved leaf support, for an amazing PS4,000.
Oil extracted from beef and mutton fat was analyzed by Gas Layer Chromatography for its fatty acids composition.
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. I know, I know, it sounds sooo disgusting, but believe me when I say it's absolutely delicious, it has a lovely nutty texture and deeply savoury flavour.
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.