choroid

[kawr-oid, kohr-] Anatomy.
adjective
1.
like the chorion; membranous.
noun
Also, choroidal, chorioid, chorioidal.


Origin:
1625–35; < Greek choroeidḗs false reading for chorioeidḗs chorioid

prechoroid, adjective
subchoroid, adjective
subchoroidal, adjective
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choroid or chorioid (ˈkɔːrɔɪd, ˈkɔːrɪˌɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  resembling the chorion, esp in being vascular
 
n
2.  the brownish vascular membrane of the eyeball between the sclera and the retina
 
[C18: from Greek khoroeidēs, erroneously for khorioeidēs, from chorion]
 
chorioid or chorioid
 
adj
 
n
 
[C18: from Greek khoroeidēs, erroneously for khorioeidēs, from chorion]

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choroid
1680s, from Latinized form of Gk. khoroeides, a corruption of khorioeides, from khorion (see chorion) + eidos "resemblance."
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choroid cho·roid (kôr'oid') or cho·ri·oid (kôr'ē-oid')
n.
The dark-brown vascular coat of the eye between the sclera and the retina. adj.
Relating to the chorion or corium.

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choroid   (kôr'oid')  Pronunciation Key 
Noun   The dark-brown vascular coat of the eye between the sclera and the retina.

Adjective  
  1. Resembling the chorion; membranous.

  2. Relating to or involving the choroid of the eye.


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Example sentences
Behind the epithelial lining of the foramen the choroid plexuses of the lateral ventricles are joined across the middle line.
The closest network and the smallest interspaces are found in the lungs and in the choroid coat of the eye.
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