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choriocapillaris

noun cho·rio·cap·il·lar·is \ -ˌkap-ə-ˈlar-əs \

medical Definition of choriocapillaris

: the inner of the two vascular layers of the choroid of the eye that is composed largely of capillaries
  • The adjacent choriocapillaris, the capillary layer of the choroid, is the vascular system that feeds the outer retina.
  • —Paulus T.V.M. de JongThe New England Journal of Medicine5 Oct. 2006

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