lens cortex

noun
the tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus
Syn: ↑cortex
Hypernyms: ↑animal tissue
Part Holonyms: ↑lens, ↑crystalline lens, ↑lens of the eye

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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