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Iris

Iris

Origin: L. Iris, iridis, the goddess, gr, the rainbow, iris of the eye, the plant iris. Cf. Orris.

1. The goddess of the rainbow, and swift-footed messenger of the gods.

2. The rainbow.

3. An appearance resembling the rainbow; a prismatic play of colours.

4. (Science: anatomy) The contractile membrane perforated by the pupil, and forming the coloured portion of the eye. See eye.

5. (Science: botany) a genus of plants having showy flowers and bulbous or tuberous roots, of which the flower-de-luce (fleur-de-lis), orris, and other species of flag are examples.


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Re: two different color eyes

But, Uhm, In anatomy, heterochromia refers to a difference in coloration, usually of the iris but also of hair or skin. Heterochromia is a result of the relative excess or lack of melanin (a pigment). It may be inherited, or caused by genetic mosaicism, disease or injury.[1] ...

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by CaitlynLillis
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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Evolution or De-evolution?

... So, at the beginning of Vendian to live like, even larger protozoa with developed intracellular eye where the lens was a vacuole, may have had the iris, akomodation..., and, of course, was the visual analyzer of information! Joining together in multi-cellular "firm", the protozoa did ...

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by LeoPol
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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Re: two different color eyes

i also have 2 different colored eyes my right is blue and left is brown but if you look at the iris i also have two blue triangles in the brown eye and 2 brown triangles in the blue eye i have read up on it some what but still do not understand why my eyes are like this ...

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by trixywhisper
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:51 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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Re: Welp.

... of colors of hazel and green within their eyes, but mine just happened to be different! :D :lol: isn't yours what people call as coloboma iris? (forgive me if I'm wrong xp) No, It does not connect with my iris. If my pupils are contracted you can see where the splotch ends, not connected ...

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by lraebennett
Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:56 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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Re: Welp.

... of colors of hazel and green within their eyes, but mine just happened to be different! :D :lol: isn't yours what people call as coloboma iris? (forgive me if I'm wrong xp)

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by kabisatfebi
Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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