Noun(1) plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals(2) muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it forms the colored portion of the eye(3) diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening
(1) In the perennial gardens, the use of colorful and fragrant plants, including gladiolus, iris , tuberose and alstroemeria, is abundant.(2) Calla lilies, iris , geraniums and hibiscus bloomed here as well as a variety of other plants.(3) The aqueous humour that fills the anterior chamber (front part of the eye) is produced by the ciliary body, just behind the iris .(4) When the trabecular meshwork is blocked at the junction of the cornea and iris , the resulting rise in intraocular pressure can reach dangerously high levels and damage the optic nerve.(5) The cornea is the clear part of the outer layer of the eye that covers the iris and the pupil.(6) He was in the habit of using his microscope iris to adjust the valve settings on the engine of his lovingly maintained Triumph Dolomite Sprint.(7) Daffodils, iris , tulips, gladiolus, hyacinth, and daylilies are just some of the many bulb favorites.(8) It's considered superior to a circular iris in that the pupil can open wider in darkness.(9) Uveitis, or inflammation of the iris , ciliary body or choroid, may also cause light sensitivity, pain and loss of vision.(10) The fluid made by the ciliary body (a thickening of the blood vessel tunic) inside the eye nourishes the lens and, cornea and the colored iris .(11) We know that when eyes are shut, oxygen can reach the cornea from the iris solely by way of the stagnant aqueous humor.(12) The cornea, the pupillary opening within the iris , the lens, and the aqueous and vitreous humor combine to form the refractive media of the eye.(13) For photobleaching experiments, the iris of the microscope was reduced to the minimum diameter so that only a small region of the sample was excited.(14) His dissection of the eye yielded the distinction between cornea, retina, iris , and chorioid coat.(15) The thin sheet of circular muscle of the iris which constricts the pupil of the eye is also known as a sphincter.(16) Anterior uveitis, which is diagnosed by slit lamp examination, refers to inflammation of the iris and ciliary body and occurs frequently with herpes zoster ophthalmicus.