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equator (e-kwa´ter) [NA]

A line encircling a globular body, equidistant at all points from the two poles; the periphery of a plane cutting a sphere at the midpoint of, and at right angles to, its axis. [Mediev. L. aequator, fr. L. aequo, to make equal]
e. bul´bi oc´uli [NA] e. of eyeball
e. of eyeball an imaginary line encircling the globe of the eye equidistant from the anterior and posterior poles.e. bulbi oculi [NA];
e. of lens the periphery of the lens lying between the two layers of the ciliary zonule.e. lentis [NA];
e. len´tis [NA] e. of lens


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