- corneagen cells
The epidermal cells that produce the cornea, and later produce the corneal pigment cells.
Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. A.R. Maggenti and S.L. Gardne. 2005.
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corneagen layer — That part of the epidermis extending beneath the cornea, normally consisting of two cells in each ommatidium; when absent, the cornea is secreted by the crystalline cone cells; see cornea … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology