from The Century Dictionary.

  • In anatomy, relating to the French anatomist J. R. Tenon (1724–1816): as, the Tenonian fascia or capsule (Tenon's capsule).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Discovered or described by M. Tenon, a French anatomist.
  • adjective (Anat.) a lymphatic space inclosed by a delicate membrane or fascia (the fascia of Tenon) between the eyeball and the fat of the orbit; -- called also capsule of Tenon.


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