choriocapillaris

noun

cho·​rio·​cap·​il·​lar·​is -ˌkap-ə-ˈlar-əs How to pronounce choriocapillaris (audio)
: 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 Jong, The New England Journal of Medicine

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“Choriocapillaris.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/choriocapillaris. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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