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The eye and parts of the eye

aqueous humour

noun

the transparent liquid that fills the eye between the back of the cornea and the front of the iris and lens

baby blues

noun

someone’s blue eyes

choroid

noun

the part of your eye that is between the retina and the white of your eye. The coloured iris at the front of your eye is part of the choroid.

ciliary muscle

noun

a muscle in your eye that controls its lens

cone

noun

a cell shaped like a cone in the retina of your eye. Cones make it possible for people and animals to see colours in bright light.

conjunctiva

noun

the thin delicate skin that covers the inside of your eyelid and the cornea at the front of your eye

cornea

noun

the transparent layer that covers the outside of your eye

eye

noun

one of the two body parts in your face that you use for seeing

eyeball

noun

the whole round ball that forms your eye

eyebrow

noun

the line of hair above an eye

eyelash

noun

one of the hairs along the upper and lower edges of your eyes

eyelid

noun

one of the two pieces of skin that cover your eye when it is closed

floater

noun

a very small object that moves around in your eye

iris

noun

the coloured part of your eye around the small black circle that is called the pupil

lash

noun

an eyelash

lens

noun

the part of the eye behind the pupil that bends light to produce an image on the retina

lid

noun

the piece of skin that covers your eye when it is closed

optic nerve

noun

the large nerve that sends signals relating to sight from the retina in your eye to your brain

pupil

noun

the black round part in the middle of your eye

retina

noun

the part at the back of your eye that sends light signals to your brain, where they are changed into images

rod

noun

a long thin cell in the retina in your eye. Rods make it possible for people and animals to see when there is not much light.

sclera

noun

the outer layer of your eyeball that forms the white of your eye

shadow

noun

a dark area that appears under your eyes, when you are tired or worried

tear gland

noun

an organ in your eye where tears are produced

vitreous humour

noun

the liquid that fills the large space inside your eye between its lens and its retina

yellow spot

noun

a small yellow area in your eye near the middle of the retina, opposite the centre of the lens. The eye sees things very well in this area.

the whites of someone’s eyes

the white parts of your eyes. The coloured part is called the iris and the black part in the middle is the pupil

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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