ocular skeleton

ocular skeleton

[′äk·yə·lər ′skel·ə·tən]
(vertebrate zoology)
A rigid structure in most submammalian vertebrates consisting of a cup of hyaline cartilage enclosing the posterior part of the eye, and a thin-walled ring of intramembranous bones in the edge of the sclera at its junction with the cornea.