Definitions for uveaˈyu vi ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•ve•aˈyu vi ə(n.)(pl.)u•ve•as.
the pigmented vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the iris, choroid coat, and ciliary body.
Origin of uvea:
1515–25; < ML (tunica) ūvea, der. of L ūva bunch of grapes
the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid
The middle of the three concentric layers that make up the eye; it is pigmented and vascular, and comprises of the choroid, the ciliary body, and the iris.
the posterior pigmented layer of the iris; -- sometimes applied to the whole iris together with the choroid coat
The uvea, also called the uveal layer, uveal coat, uveal tract, or vascular tunic, is the pigmented middle of the three concentric layers that make up an eye. The name is possibly a reference to its reddish-blue or almost black colour, wrinkled appearance and grape-like size and shape when stripped intact from a cadaveric eye. Its use as a technical term in anatomy and ophthalmology is relatively modern.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The pigmented vascular coat of the eyeball, consisting of the CHOROID; CILIARY BODY; and IRIS, which are continuous with each other. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
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