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uvea

play
noun \ˈyü-vē-ə\

Definition of uvea

  1. :  the pigmented middle layer of the eye consisting of the iris and ciliary body together with the choroid

uve·al play \-vē-əl\ adjective


Origin of uvea

Medieval Latin, from Latin uva grape


First Known Use: 1525


Medical Dictionary

uvea

play
noun \ˈyü-vē-ə\

Medical Definition of uvea

  1. :  the middle layer of the eye consisting of the iris and ciliary body together with the choroid coat—called also vascular tunic




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "uvea" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "uvea"


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