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Anatomical structures

Corneal epithelium

Corneal epithelium

Synonym(s) - Anterior Corneal Epithelium - Corneal Epithelium - Anterior Corneal Epithelium


Definition: Stratified squamous epithelium covering the outer surface of the CORNEA. It is smooth and contains numerous free nerve endings.


Generic term(s)

  • Sensory Organs
  • Eye
  • Anterior segment of the eye
  • Cornea
  • Corneal epithelium


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