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* * *eye bank n a storage place for human corneas from the newly dead for transplanting to the eyes of those blind through corneal defects
* * *an agency that collects and stores eye tissue and then prepares it and supplies it for transplantation.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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eye bank — noun Date: 1944 a storage place for human corneas from the newly dead for transplant to the eyes of those blind from corneal defects … New Collegiate Dictionary
eye bank — a place for the storage of corneas that have been removed from the eyes of people recently deceased, used for transplanting to the eyes of persons having corneal defects. [1940 45, Amer.] * * * … Universalium
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