prechoroid

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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