uvea

noun
\ˈyü-vē-ə \

Definition of uvea 

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

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uveal \ˈyü-​vē-​əl \ adjective

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Unsurprisingly, uveitis usually affects a part of your eye called the uvea, which is the middle layer that has a lot of blood vessels. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Health Issues That Can Cause Sensitivity to Light," 5 June 2018 These tumors can form in the iris (the colored area surrounding the pupil) or in other parts of the eye’s middle layer, known as the uvea or the uveal tract. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "What Is Ocular Melanoma? This Rare Eye Cancer Has Struck 36 Graduates of Auburn University," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of uvea

1525, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uvea

Medieval Latin, from Latin uva grape

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uvea

noun
\ˈyü-vē-ə \

Medical Definition of uvea 

: 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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