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Descriptions of Iris

Iris: muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil; it forms the colored portion of the eye
Source: WordNet 2.1

Iris : most anterior portion of the uveal layer, separating the anterior chamber from the posterior; consists of two layers, the stroma and the pigmented epithelium; color of the iris depends on the amount of melanin in the stroma on reflection from the pigmented epithelium.
Source: CRISP

Iris : Integrated Risk Information System

Article Excerpts about Iris

The iris, an extension of the choroid, is the colored portion of the eye and is made up of a spongy tissue.

Summary Information: Iris

Iris: The iris is a specialized structure of the eye. The iris is easily seen as the colored part of the eye. The color of a person's iris depends of its pigment, a form of melanin. The iris contains muscle fibers that change the size of the pupil.

Conditions that can afflict the iris include aniridia and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Iris

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Iris

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Iris

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Condition count: 2 ; see list below.

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