A small zone. SYN: zonula.
- ciliary z. [TA] a series of delicate meridional fibers arising from the inner surface of the orbiculus ciliaris that run in bundles between, and in a very thin layer over, the ciliary processes; at the inner border of the corona, the fibers diverge into two groups that are attached to the capsule on the anterior and posterior surfaces of the lens close to the equator; the spaces between these two layers of fibers are filled with aqueous humor. SYN: zonula ciliaris [TA], apparatus suspensorius lentis, suspensory ligament of lens, Zinn z..
- Zinn z. SYN: ciliary z..

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zon·ule 'zōn-.yül n ZONULE OF ZINN

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(in anatomy) a small band or zone; for example the zonule of Zinn (zonula ciliaris) is the suspensory ligament of the eye.
zonular adj.

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zo·nule (zoґnūl) a small zone; called also zonula. zonular adj

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