choroid

noun cho·roid \ ˈkȯr-ˌȯid \
variants: or less commonly chorioid play \ˈkȯr-ē-ˌȯid\

Definition of choroid

: a vascular membrane containing large branched pigmented cells that lies between the retina and the sclera of the vertebrate eye called also choroid coat; see eye illustration

choroid

or choroidal play \kə-ˈrȯi-dᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of choroid

New Latin choroides resembling the chorion, from Greek chorioeidēs, from chorion chorion


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choroid

noun cho·roid \ ˈkō(ə)r-ˌȯid, ˈkȯ(ə)r- \
variants: also chorioid play \ˈkōr-ē-ˌȯid, ˈkȯr-\

medical Definition of choroid

: a vascular membrane containing large branched pigment cells that lies between the retina and the sclera of the eye called also choroid coat

choroid

or choroidal play \kə-ˈrȯid-ᵊl\ adjective

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